Brush Low Visibility System Contemporary drawing of a camouflage system developed circa 1917 by Jerome Brush. It was intended to reduce ship visibility by countershading parts of the hull that are normally in shadow and by other measures to flatten the ship's appearance. A description of this camouflage system is on pages 38 & 39 of The Science of Low Visibility and Deception as an Aid to the Defense of Vessels Against Attack by Submarines, by Lindell T. Bates. Published by the Submarine Defense Association, New York City, 1918. In 1974 the original volume was in Record Group 45 at the U.S. National Archives. This drawing is Figure 15 of that publication. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.