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Music Groups Strike a Chord in Lincoln

Music was a big part of community in the early years of Lincoln, Nebraska. Enjoy these vintage photographs of some of the musical groups of that era. 

The Colonial Drum Corps on the steps of City Hall in 1910. -- Nebraska State Historical Society

The Colonial Drum Corps on the steps of City Hall in 1910.

Nebraska State Historical Society

The 11-piece Nebraska State Penitentiary Band, circa 1918. All band members were inmates serving time. William T. Fulton, the warden, stands on the right holding a bowler hat. -- Nebraska State Historical Society

The 11-piece Nebraska State Penitentiary Band, circa 1918. All band members were inmates serving time. William T. Fulton, the warden, stands on the right holding a bowler hat.

Nebraska State Historical Society

The Lincoln Symphony Orchestra during a show at the Lincoln Theater in 1928. -- Nebraska State Historical Society

The Lincoln Symphony Orchestra during a show at the Lincoln Theater in 1928.

Nebraska State Historical Society

A FERA "Hill Billy" orchestra practices at Randolph School, circa 1935. Among the instruments used are fiddles, guitars, banjos, and a washboard. It is led by assistant supervisor, Montgomery "Skip" Dean. -- Nebraska State Historical Society

A FERA "Hill Billy" orchestra practices at Randolph School, circa 1935. Among the instruments used are fiddles, guitars, banjos, and a washboard. It is led by assistant supervisor, Montgomery "Skip" Dean.

Nebraska State Historical Society

The Lincoln Symphony Ochestra, circa 1935. -- Nebraska State Historical Society

The Lincoln Symphony Ochestra, circa 1935.

Nebraska State Historical Society

These and other treasured photographs can be found in "Lincoln Memories: The Early Years."

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