Linwood Payson Ames
(1870 - 1937)
Linwood Payson Ames was active/lived in New York, California, Maine. Linwood Ames is known for landscape, desert scene and horse painting, lithography, camouflage.
Biography Linwood Payson Ames
In 1918, Linwood Ames, a Sargeant in the US Army, received special attention because of his skills creating camouflage. "Under his direction all sorts of stunts were put through. A 'dead horse' was rigged up, which afforded concealment for three expert riflemen; a badly battered 'tree stump' sprung into being, to do its bit as a listening post; and finally a huge canvas tent was erected, under brush and earth, till it looked exactly like a hill, but a hill that gave effective concealment to 400 sharpshooters.
These camouflage works aroused great interest, and got the special attention of a General John O'Ryan, who decided that the skill was important enough to have a course dedicated to that study before soldiers left US soil a
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