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The Coasters: 1941

The Coasters: 1941

April 1941. "Instructors in roller skating at the Savoy Ballroom in Chicago." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee. View full size.

 

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Kalorama roller skate ushers

I respected these guys. They could outskate anybody. Sometimes at half time they would show you their skills. If they asked you to leave, you left, no sass. Nobody wants to be banned from the roller rink.

Counting down.

By the looks of the poster at the upper left, it appears as though Count Basie will be "Stompin' at the Savoy" soon.

Kids These Days!

Just like now

Kids being Kids

A bunch of dead-serious middle-aged men on roller skates - and two kids doing what comes naturally! I love this picture.

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