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Spearheaded by Philadelphia Orchestra Flutist Joseph La Monaca, 15 men, mostly professional flutists, met on January 11, 1923 to formally organize the club.  Clemente Barone, William Kincaid, and Horace W. Shuster were voted to the club’s Executive Committee a few months later. 

Secretary/Treasurer Walter Butterfield submitted articles to "The Flutist" magazine about the club's endeavors.  One such article can be found in the December 1923 issue.  Facsimiles of these early magazines can be found in Google Books and are free eBook downloads.  Search for: The Flutist, Volumes 3-4, by Emil Medicus.

Many thanks to Emily Butterfield (via Lois Herbine) for the photo. Her dissertation on THE PROFESSIONAL LIFE AND PEDAGOGY OF CLEMENT BARONE shares more information on the original Philadelphia Flute Club.

Members of the original Philadelphia Flute Club   

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