Voices of the Jazz Era Ballroom

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Wounded Veterans from Valley Forge General Hospital Play and Sing Western Swing for the "Salvation Army Hour" on WFIL, Philadelphia Radio

From the Art Schultz Collection

Wounded Veterans from Valley Forge General Hospital Play and Sing Western Swing for the "Salvation Army Hour" on WFIL, Philadelphia Radio

A group of wounded soldiers who had been receiving treatment at Valley Forge General Hospital in the mid-1940's pose with members of the Salvation Army for a live broadcast of country and western swing performed by the men. Art Schultz is seated second from the right. Art remembers local invitations to music and dancing being frequent for VFGH patients, with frequent USO and Red Cross dances at the hospital itself.

Decades

1940's

Locations

Valley Forge General Hospital, Phoenixville PA

Music

Country Western, Western Swing

Bands, Performers, and Artists

Valley Forge Veterans

Tags

Philadelphia, radio, WWII

Owned by Art Schultz

Contributed by Art Schultz

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