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Why Women Pretended to Be Creepy Rocks and Trees in NYC Parks During WWI

Three camoufleurs in the Women’s Reserve Camouflage Corps make one woman disappear into the forest floor. Local ID: 165-WW-599G-1. (All Photos: National Archives and Records Administration) Imagine taking a quiet stroll through the expansive wilderness of Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, New York. You’re surrounded by a forest of oak trees, stony ridges, and a tranquil lake—completely isolated and alone in nature.
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