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Accident at Stan Sayres’ auto dealership, ca. 1955
THEN: The front-end damage to the white Shepard Ambulance on the right is mostly hidden behind one of the police officers who responded to this crash on the morning of Feb. 18, 1955. Stan Sayres’ Chrysler-Plymouth dealership occupied the northwest corner of Broadway and Madison for a quarter century.
Boeing B-17 Seattle plant camouflage efforts during World War II
In WWII, a fake neighbourhood was built on top of a Seattle Boeing factory. Built almost entirely from plywood and cardboard - with trees made from chicken wire and painted burlap - the town looked convincing enough from the air to hide the factory from any bombers flying by. Factory workers took a series of secret tunnels through fake cafes and shops to get to the factory each morning.