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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…

An unidentified woman standing outside of The Dreamland Ballroom located at 2221 North 24th Street in Omaha, Nebraska. The Dreamland Ballroom was located on the second floor of the Jewel Building and was a popular music venue during the 1940s and…

This photograph of Walter Barnes shown with a clarinet, was known as "Chicago's King of Dance Rhythm." He performed at venues like The Dreamland Ballroom with his "nationally famous" Royal Creolians.

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 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…

This photograph shows The Lucky Millinder Orchestra performing popular Big Band and jazz music at the Dreamland Ballroom, ca. 1948. Performances such as The Lucky Millinder Orchestra drew large crowds at The Dreamland Ballroom during the 1940s and…

This photograph shows the front exterior of the historic Jewell Building, located at 2221 North 24th Street in North Omaha. The Dreamland Ballroom was located on the second floor, and hosted locally, regionally, and nationally renowned jazz and blues…

This is a publicity shot for The Clovers, a popular jazz band who played the Dreamland Ballroom in 1954. Native Omahan, Preston Love, Sr.'s band played backup for The Clovers at the dance that night. 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.

Ruth Brown, a popular jazz , pop and R&B musician, shown here performing at the Dreamland Ballroom, ca. 1949. Ruth Brown was one of many popular musicians to play at the Dreamland Ballroom during the 1940s and 1950s.
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