1919: “To Decrease Visibility” Chris January 8, 2011 1910-1919, Books & ephemera 8 CommentsFavourited 1063 times Add to favourites Via New York Public Library, Each Day a Flower and Alex Butterworth 8 Responses Nigel January 8, 2011 The perfect answer to all those slimming fads which burgeon during the New Year! Hopefully cheaper too! Reply elmsyrup January 8, 2011 Really not sure why anyone would want to decrease visibility of their legs. To look like your torso is floating above the beach? Reply Daniel Latinus January 8, 2011 @elmsyrup: IN 1919, for an adult woman to show her legs was probably pushing the boundaries of decent exposure. Reply Philip January 10, 2011 @elmsyrup: Plus, it’s a spoof of dazzle-ships camouflage, which was used on battleships during WWI to break up their profiles when seen from sea. Reply Becky February 24, 2011 @elmsyrup: Plus, it’s a joke, son. Reply Yoda June 12, 2012 A joke in 1914, a real product today: http://www.artisansocks.com/celestestein-tights/celeste-stein-camo-leggings-footless-tights-708.asp Reply Deborah C May 31, 2012 It looks like the other women had on dark stockings also so the camo ones would really be a novelty. Reply Dusti August 10, 2012 I wonder if this wasn’t in response to shark attacks. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.