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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

Esther Williams at WAVES Training Center, 1949

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Object ID: WV0415.6.005

Description: Actress and competitive swimmer Esther Williams walks underneath the sign at Great Lakes WAVES Training Center reading "Through these portals pass the women of the greatest navy on earth," while on a visit to the base in Illinois in 1949. Two men in suits walk out behind her.

Collection: Mary Kate Bonds Papers

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