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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

Three SPARs pose against backdrop, 1945

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Object ID: WV0327.6.004

Description: 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 signed the photo: "No sleep but lots of fun -Ruthie"; "36 hrs. and 36 cents -Verdie"; and "A wonderful city--to spend your money. -Gibby."

Collection: Laura Avis Gibson Papers

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