That Tie

The base newspapers not only gave WAVES information about the uniform of the day: they also gave women guidance about how to assemble the uniform.

This comic shows newbie WAVES how to tie the “proper” knot for their uniform tie. It was published in the base newsletter for the Cedar Falls training center.

The image comes from the collection of the University of Northern Iowa archives.

Drawings and Such

We’re beginning a series on cartoons and other WAVES drawings for the HH blog.  This image (from an orientation booklet) is typical of the images made during the time. The WAVE looks young and a little overwhelmed or excited by her new experience at WAVE Quarters D (which was in Washington, DC).

It comes from the Schlesinger Library at the Racliffe Institute for Advanced Studies.