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    • [Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson taken in 1944. She wears the SPARs blue service dress uniform and service hat with white cover.
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • [Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson, 1944]

    • 1944-11
    • Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson taken while she was stationed at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., in November of 1944. She wears the SPARs blue service dress uniform with matching garrison cap.
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • [Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Laura Avis Gibson in the SPARs blue service dress uniform with matching garrison cap and white gloves, taken in 1945.
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • [Three SPARs pose against backdrop, 1945]

    • 1945-02
    • Laura Avis "Gibby" Gibson (top)"Ruthie" Groening (left), and Verda "Verdie" Smith (right) pose in a car at a photo studio in New York City in February of 1945. All the women wear the SPARs winter overcoat with matching garrison cap. All three have...
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • [Four SPARs on a street in Washington, D.C., 1945]

    • 1945-06
    • Laura Avis Gibson (right, in white service dress uniform) poses on a sidewalk with three fellow SPARs in downtown Washington, D.C., in June 1945. Also pictured are Ruth Groening (left) and Avis' sister Mary Gibson (second from right). The three...
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders swears in WAVES, 1949]

    • 1949-06
    • Viola Brown Sanders, holding a Bible, swears in four WAVES who have signed up for another tour at U.S. Naval Station New Orleans, Louisiana, in June of 1949. All of the women wear the WAVES gray and white seersucker working uniform. Pictured (from...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [WAVES company passing in review, 1951]

    • 1951
    • A WAVES recruit company marches in formation on a parade ground at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, in fall 1951. All of the women wear the WAVES service dress blue uniform with matching garrison cap.
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders teaches reserve officer candidates, 1951]

    • 1951
    • Viola Brown Sanders holds a model ship while teaching a "ships and aircraft" course to reserve officer candidates (ROCs) at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, in 1951. All of the WAVES wear the service dress blue uniform.
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders salutes, circa 1963]

    • 1954
    • Viola Brown Sanders, in WAVES service dress white summer uniform with commander's stripes and officer's service hat, serves as the reviewing officer during a parade at the Recruit Training Command for Women at U.S. Naval Training Center Bainbridge,...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Four WAVES officers at 18th anniversary party, 1960]

    • 1960-07
    • WAVES (left to right) Viola Brown Sanders, Claire Brou, Mary Burnside, and Ida Moore have a discussion while attending a celebration of the 18th anniversary of the WAVES held in Washington, D.C., in July 1960. All of the women wear the officer's...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [U.S. and foreign servicewomen in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1961]

    • 1961-06
    • U.S. and foreign servicewomen walk past what appears to be Fredriksborg Palace outside Copenhagen, Denmark, where they were attending the Atlantic Treaty Association's Danish Atlantic Association conference on "The Importance of Women in the NATO...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [U.S. and foreign servicewomen at museum in Copenhagen, Denmark, 1961]

    • 1961-06
    • Viola Brown Sanders (sixth from the right, with handbag) stands among a group of U.S. and foreign servicewomen admiring the artwork in a large room in Copenhagen, Denmark, where they were attending the Atlantic Treaty Association's Danish Atlantic...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders at a Navy Day celebration, 1962]

    • 1961-10
    • Viola Brown Sanders speaks with two navy admirals and a civilian at a Navy Day celebration in Philadelphia in October 1962. The admiral to Sander's left was the head of the U.S. Naval Reserve Command. Sanders wears the service dress blue uniform...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders in the office of Captain Stultz, 1962]

    • 1962-11-07
    • Viola Brown Sanders (center) sits with Lieutenant Commander Wintersteen and Captain Stultz in Stultz's office at U.S. Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey, on 7 November 1962. Sanders and Wintersteen wear the WAVES officer's service dress blue...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [WAVES in the office of Captain Stultz, 1962]

    • 1962-11-07
    • Captain Viola Brown Sanders (right, seated) and three other WAVES join Captain Stultz in his office at U.S. Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey, on 7 November 1962. Pictured (from left to right) are: Ensign LeJeune, Lieutenant Banker, and...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders presents award, 1963]

    • 1963
    • Viola Brown Sanders hands an unidentified WAVES 2nd class seaman the award for "Outstanding WAVE of the Month" at Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland, in 1963. The woman to Sanders' left is Commander Anne Ducey, officer-in-charge of recruit...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders and Lucille Ball, 1963]

    • 1963
    • Viola Brown Sanders poses with Lucille Ball at the New York Plaza Hotel in 1963. Ball, who holds a small item that reads, "WAVES 20th Anniversary," had called Sanders asking if she could do anything for the WAVES. Sanders wears the officer's...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders inspects WAVES, 1964]

    • 1963-07
    • Viola Brown Sanders inspects a line of WAVES at U.S. Naval Security Station, Washington, D.C., in July of 1964. The women wear the WAVES blue and white striped summer service dress uniform, service cap with white cover, and gloves.
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders reviewing sailors, 1963]

    • 1963-08
    • Viola Brown Sanders and a fellow WAVE follow a group of sailors as they exit a building at the Washington D.C. Naval Barracks for Males in August of 1963. Brown, in the WAVES blue and white striped summer service uniform and service cap with white...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers

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