Title: Henry Dewey Birge and Sara Birge

Description: Portraits identified in Edmiston's book as Henry Dewey Birge and his wife Sara. Birge was a Nighthawk banjoist in 1924-25.

According to Edmiston's book, p. 324 - Henry Birge was a banjoist for the Nighthawks, leaving for family concerns in 1925 and being replaced by Bill Haid. He died in October 1958 after being struck by a bus. His wife Sara lived to the age of 101, dying in October 1999.

Date: Circa 1925

Item Type: Photograph, b/w, 9 in. x 12 in.

Collection: Fred Edmiston Papers
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,37037

Notes: This photograph appears on page 114 of Edmiston's book "The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks." (Courtesy of Cathy Birge Williams.)

Location: SC1-3, Box 1, Folder 10, #16

Subject: Musicians;

Local Subject: Coon-Sanders Band; Nighthawks; Birge, Henry D.; Birge, Sara;

Digital Format: jpeg

Barcode: 10017816

Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri

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