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Swing Shift: 1943

Swing Shift: 1943

April 1943. Buffalo, New York. "Swing-shift workers on the sidelines at the weekly swingshift dance held at the Main-Utica ballroom." Medium format negative by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information. View full size.


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Bell Aircraft Corporation ID button

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An early Kookie!

Chopper Guy

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“Girls, Wear Your Slacks”

The Swing Shift Club dances opened Friday, September 11, 1942, at the Main-Utica Ballroom (former Dellwood Ballroom), 1384-88 Main Street (corner of Main and Utica, Buffalo, NY). The building was demolished in 2014 and replaced by a one story cinder-block building housing a Family Dollar store.

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