Transcription: [Top Left] Here is a rather saddening incident. Private Phylisse Stuyvesant has, for a week or more, been annoying her sister members if the Camouflage Corps in a great variety of ways. All of the girls have been doing their best to "sit on her" -- but so far, without success. Here, however, we see the snub actually accomplished -- not by the girls, to be sure, but by a vagrant cook, who, with a strolling laundress, is out for a little al fresco picnic
[Bottom Left] Camouflage! Oh, Where Have We Heard That Word Before? [sketches by Thelma Cudlipp] Isn't it wonderful how the very most fashionable women in America are helping to dethrone that whole darn Hohenzollern family? Ans isn't it wonderful, too, to note the variety of activities in which their energies are beginning to count for the Allies? Take, for instance, the Women's Camouflage Corps, of New York, which is doing such wonderful work up in the Bronx! Why, it really isn't possible -- because of the work of the corps there -- to walk in the northern confines of our city without the acknowledging the truth of the saying that "Things are not what they seem." It was obvious, from the beginning of the war, that the ladies would flock to the art of camouflage, as if drawn to it by some natural inherited instinct. For, is a woman -- we ask you -- ever as happy as when she is persuading us that when she offers us one thins, it is, in reality, another? And so, when the vogue of camouflage came along and gave the girls an opportunity to resort to their favorite occupation of dissembling, why, that's all there was to it. The incidents mirrored on this page are the results of recent and actual experiences on the part of Vanity Fair.
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Vanity Fair (New York, New York), 1918.
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