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This is a publicity shot taken of Walter Barnes known as "Chicago's King of Dance Rhythm." Walter Barnes and his band performed at The Dreamland Ballroom during the 1940s and 1950s.

This is a signed promotional photograph of Andy Kirk and His 12 Clouds of Joy, a nationally known jazz and swing band. The inscription reads: Sincere Wishes To a real promoter and friend Andy Kirk For interviews and oral histories of this and…

This photograph shows Sonny Thompson and Band performing at The Dreamland Ballroom in 1951. For interviews and oral histories of this and other items please visit the History Harvest YouTube Channel.

A packed crowd enjoys dancing and listening to the band at the Dreamland Ballroom in the 1950s. For interviews and oral histories of this and other items please visit the History Harvest YouTube Channel.

Omaha native Wynonie "Mr. Blues" Harris plays to a packed crowd at The Dreamland Ballroom. Harris had a number of hits in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and was on a national tour out of New York City at the time of this photo. For interviews and…

This photograph shows the legendary Dizzy Gillespie (standing) and his band playing at The Dreamland Ballroom in North Omaha in the summer of 1948. For interviews and oral histories of this and other items please visit the History Harvest YouTube…

This is a promotional photo for the Nat Towles Orchestra, a well-known territory band that performed throughout the Midwest. In 1934, Nat Towles moved to Omaha and played the Dreamland Ballroom and other local venues through the 1950s. For…

This is a photo of Dizzy Gillespie playing at The Dreamland Ballroom in the summer of 1948. Dizzy Gillespie was a legendary bebop and jazz trumpet player and toured nationally beginning in the mid-1940s and continuing for decades later. For…

This is a promotional photo of legendary jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong, Armstrong addressed the photo to Jimmy Jewell, owner of the Dreamland Ballroom. The inscription reads: My Best wishesTo “Jimmy” A “Fine…

This is a photograph of the interior of the Tuxedo Pool Hall, an establishment on North 24th Street in Omaha. Tuxedo Pool Hall was located on the first floor of the Jewell Building, home to the legendary Dreamland Ballroom music venue. For…
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