WAVES were part of War Bond Campaigns at bases around the nation. This one at the Naval Air Station in Seattle was dubbed the “Firecracker War Bond Booth.” Given that the photo was first published on June 26, 1944 (70 years ago today!), we wonder if it had anything to do with the upcoming July 4th holiday?
Here, Mary Lindenmuth and Mary Daily, two WAVE officers, buy the first bonds for sale at the booth. Lindenmuth was Executive Officer of the WAVES at NAS Seattle and Daily was the 13th Naval District Director of the WAVES.
The photo comes from the National Archives.