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Camden County Historical Society

Lullaby For Dreamland Exhibit

Photography by Hoag Levins ... | ...February, 2008

CAMDEN, N.J. -- Greeting guests at the "Lullaby For Dreamland" event (above, left) were Lawnside Historical Society President Linda Waller Shockley (red coat) and Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission Director Sandra Turner Barnes. A guest, at right, is Camden photographer Beverly Collins Roberts. Above, right: Camden County Historical Society Board Vice President Sandy Levins, Lawnside Historical Society photographer Raymond L. Fussell and and Giles Wright, author and Director of the New Jersey Historical Commission's Afro-American History Program.

Talking recipes in the kitchen (above, left) were Camden County Historical Society board member Sovonne Ukam (left), buffet server Kelvin Davis and Corinne Powers, owner of Corinne's Place restaurant, which catered the event. Above, right, audience members enjoy the food while socializing.

Taking a break between the night's two performances is band leader and Lawnside music club scene veteran Bootsie Barnes (above, left). Above, right, the "Dreamland" photos were closely studied for once-favorite places and players.

Big band singer and a regular visitor to the old Lawnside music clubs, Dottie Smith belts out a number to rousing applause (above, left). Ms. Smith, whose 1949 photo with the Harlemaires is the graphic icon of the "Lullaby For Dreamland" exhibit, has been performing for 60 years. Above, right, members of the audience enjoyed the soul food buffet as they listened to the concert.

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