When an ancestor was in a certain trade, try researching the publications for that trade. I lucked out when I found The Music Trade Review online and searchable at www.arcade-museum.com/mtr/. Most of the hits for Howard Lutter were ads for new player piano rolls. But I did find some gems, including another picture of him and a biographical sketch, where I read that he was in vaudeville. So now I have two pictures of Howard Lutter.
|The Music Trade Review, 3 February 1923, page 47, from arcade-museum.com|