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Naval History and Heritage Command

On Lookout Watch

A woman is at a watch station on a ship
Description: Painting, Acrylic; by Alice DeCaprio; 1979; Framed Dimensions 24H X 35W
Accession #: 88-161-JN
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Former WAVES officer and artist Alice DeCaprio was invited onboard USS Vulcan (AR-5) at Colts Neck, New Jersey to observe women assigned to this Repair Ship and create a series of paintings for the Navy Art Collection. In this one of Seaman Nancy Woods, DeCaprio stated that "[her choice of a] pastel-toned background gave an indication of perhaps some lightness and femininity to be contributed to Navy atmosphere by having the girls on hand."

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  • People--Women
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  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
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