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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.

Thomas Howard


Thomas Howard
Description: In the 1890s Thomas Howard organized the People's Orchestra, a thirty-piece group that existed for about eight years. He owned a restaurant on Long Street and was one of the Midwest's top musical booking agents. Among the many bands under his guidance was the Whispering Orchestra of Gold.
Pictured L-R: Thomas Howard
From the collection of: Arnett Howard

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC01-17

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Thomas Howard
Group: The Orchestra Deluxe
Description: Managed by Thomas Howard, The Orchestra Deluxe, was led by George "Smut" Smith, who was earlier with the Wright Saxophone Orchestra. Included in the 1928 photo are Bill Carter, Bill Briggs, Joe Thomas, Paul Tyler, Elaine Crockett, a trombonist named Dunlap, John Henry Givins, Ted Williams and Lloyd Gist.
Pictured L-R: Bill Carter, Bill Briggs,
Joe Thomas, Paul Tyler, Elaine Crockett, a trombonist named Dunlap, John Henry Givins, Ted Williams, Lloyd Gist, the group is led by George "Smut" Smith

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC01-42

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.






Thomas Howard
Group: Thomas Howard Orchestra
Description: This group illustrates the diversity of instrumentation used in early jazz bands
From the collection of: Diebles Restaurant

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC22-06

©2000 A.F.O.O.T.