Propaganda Kimono
Boy's Kimono |  Silk |  33 x 31"

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Propaganda Kimono

This boy’s garment includes early aircraft carriers and the acoustic locators, essentially giant versions of the ear trumpets that were the predecessors of electric hearing aids, that were first utilized in coastal areas to detect the presence and position of ships in fog. Later used in Europe, Great Britain, the USA, and Japan for the passive detection of aircraft by pin-pointing engine noise, they were rendered obsolete at the beginning of WWII with the introduction of radar, which was far more accurate.