WAVE Emma Denton Shelton, who left a job as a secretary at the Nashville Tennessean to become a WAVE. She became a communications officer in the Sixth Naval District, Charleston, SC. Here she’s walking home from work.
The photograph comes from the National Archives.
From the National Archives notes about this photograph,
AMM Instructor says WAVES are quicker at learning than men.
War or no war, we must have clean hair
– reads the caption from this photograph from 1943. WAVES at the “modern and up-to-date” beauty salon at NATTC Norman, Oklahoma.
It comes from the National Archives.