Dazzle Camouflage was used during World War I to confuse German U-boats as to the speed and direction of
ships. Maurice L. Freedman was a district camoufleur for the 4th district of the U.S. Shipping Board in Florida;
his job was to take the dazzle plans and hire painters (artists, house painters) to paint merchant ships
accordingly. If the plans needed to be adjusted, this was also his responsibility. Maurice came to RISD after the
war and studied drawing and painting. He worked in Providence as a commercial artist and developed one of the
first versions of the game Battleship. While studying at RISD Maurice donated his collection of plans and
photos to the Fleet Library at RISD. The collection was highlighted in a library exhibit and symposium in 2009.
Proceeds benefit the Fleet Library at RISD's special collections and exhibitions.
Print size: 14 x 34, paper size 1 inch border for matting and framing.
Archival Print on an acid free archival [i-e Giclee print] paper.
Paper name: Oce' photo based 7.6 mil Heavy matte acid free paper.
The print(s) are mailed rolled. Dazzle Camouflage items are printed to order, please allow 7 business days to
process before shipment.
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