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The Arts Foundation Of Olde Towne is a neighborhood based, Arts & Humanities incubator that serves to host and produce projects that are about, or initiated by residents from the Near East Area of the City Of Columbus, Ohio.

Earl Hood


Earl Hood
Instrument: piano
Group: The Earl Hood Orchestra
Description: The Earl Hood Orchestra playing for a fraternity party.
From the collection of: Earl Hood

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC08-13

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Earl Hood
Group: Parkers Popular Players
Description: Earl Hood got his start with the Parker's Popular Players and then went on to form Sammy Stewart's Singing Syncopators with Sammy Stewart. In the early twenties the pictured band played at Indianola Park and included Wade Hood, Earl Hood, Eugene Lowery, Doug Speaks, Bill Lewis, Percy Lowery and Archie Hall
Pictured L-R: Wade Hood,
Earl Hood, Eugene Lowery, Doug Speaks, Bill Lewis, Percy Lowery, Archie Hall
From the collection of: Earl Hood

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC08-19

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Earl Hood
Description: This photo of the Earl Hood Orchestra hangs on the wall in historic Valley Dale Ballroom, Columbus, Ohio.
From the collection of: Pierce Studio

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC14-14A

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Earl Hood
Description: By the late 1930s, Earl Hood had put down his violin and was concentrating on the business of the band along with a growing insurance company,. The band consolidated with Clarence Olden's Orchestra during WWII and they remained active until 1957 at the Valley Dale Ballroom.
From the collection of: Arnett Howard

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC18-05

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Earl Hood
Group: Earl Hood Orchestra
Description: Early photo of a local group that played at Indianola Park
Pictured L-R: Wade Hood,
Eugene Lowery, Doug Speaks, Bill Lewis, Percy Lowery, Archie Hall
From the collection of: Pierce Studio

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC24-13

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Earl Hood
Group: Oriental Knights Orchestra
Description: This late 1920s photo is of Earl Hood's Oiental Knights Orchestra. Included in the phoro are William Briggs, Claudius Forney, Earl Hood, Gerald Hobson, Quinn Montgomery, Oscar Coleman, Guy Johnson and Tracy Bryant.
From the collection of: Baker Art Gallery

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC21-20

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.