Title: John Thiell Kissing Dry Ground
Description: Exterior view of Nighthawks member John Thiell bending down to kiss the dry ground. The Nighthawks were trying to get to Oklahoma City in June of 1923, but encountered flooding conditions. Sanders in his scrapbook captions the photo: "John Thiell devoutly kissing the pavement after battling mud and water for three days. The day preceeding we travelled all day and when night came we had covered seven miles."
Item Type: Photograph, b/w, 5 in. x 7 in.
Collection: Fred Edmiston Papers
See finding aid: http://localhistory.kclibrary.org/u?/Local,37037
Notes: This photograph appears on page 108 of Edmiston's book "The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks." It can be found in SC1, Box 6.1, Joe Sanders Scrapbook A, p. 1 (photocopies) with commentary by Sanders.
Location: SC1-3, Box 1, Folder 22, #101
Local Subject: Coon-Sanders Band; Nighthawks; Thiell, John;
Digital Format: jpeg
Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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