|Source: NYPL Digital Collection|
Harry had gone to New Orleans to attend Soule Business College. Unfortunately the records for Soule College were damaged in Hurricane Katrina, so it is not clear exactly when he graduated. I suspect it was around 1906, he would have been 21 then.
In the 1907 City Directory for New Orleans, Harry appears as a musician, living at 708 Carondelet Street. Harry was in the city during the birth of the jazz scene, likely playing clarinet in clubs.
|New Orleans City Directory, 1907|