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Lena Horne entertains African American troops at the Servicemen’s Center, Fullerton and Lakeshore Drive, 1944, Chicago.

Lena Horne entertains African American troops at the Servicemen’s Center, Fullerton and Lakeshore Drive, 1944, Chicago.

Entrance to the Service Men’s Club at Fullerton and the lake, 1943, Chicago.

Entrance to the Service Men’s Club at Fullerton and the lake, 1943, Chicago.

Rinsing off at the Servicemen’s Country Club, 1943 and 1947 respectively. The SMC was a USO beach resort located at Fullerton and Lake Shore Drive.

Men and women in the service could use the club’s tents, cottages, outdoor pavillion and dancehall for rest and relaxation while on leave.