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Portrait of Carleton Coon seated at a drum set with a banner behind him that reads "The Original Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra".
Interior view of Carleton Coon seated with his drum/percussion set. Sign says "The Original Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra." Exact location not given.
Portrait of Carleton Coon, autographed to Joe Sanders.
Portrait pose of Carleton Coon.
October 3, 1931
Exterior view of Carleton Coon seated in the back seat of a convertible with two women in Olean, New York. Edmiston identifies in his book as: "A very ample Coonie, with female chaperones, Olean, New York,...
View of Carleton Coon wearing a damaged straw hat while on tour. Sanders in his scrapbook captions this photo: "You'd never [know] the old boy now. Coonie being himself at Uniontown, Pa."
Carleton Coon and Eula Coon
Full body view of Carleton Coon and his wife Eula. Location not given.
Carleton Coon and Joe Sanders
Exterior view of Carleton Coon on the left and Joe Sanders on the right. Taken at the Evanston Hotel, Evanston, Illinois, where some of the band stayed while playing at the Lincoln Tavern. Sanders captions...
Carleton Coon and Joe Sanders in Cairo, Illinois
September 22, 1924
Exterior view of Carleton Coon seated in cart and Joe Sanders standing next to the donkey's head. Edmiston identifies photograph as taken in Cairo, Illinois. Sanders captions the photo in his scrapbook:...
Carleton Coon and Orville Knapp
View of Carleton Coon pushing a wheel barrow with Orville Knapp seated in it. Location is Niles, Michigan, taken while the band was on tour. Sanders in his scrapbook captions the photo: "Orville undergoing...
Carleton Coon and Other Members of the Nighthawks
Exterior view, on a road in Oklahoma and identified from left to right as Carleton Coon, Carl Nordberg, Pop Estep, and Harry Williams. The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks on their way to Oklahoma City to perform....
Carleton Coon's Car
Exterior view of car identified as Carleton Coon's Hudson. The man standing by the car may be Joe Sanders. Captioned in Sanders scrapbook as: "Enroute to Chicago in Coonie's Hudson, Apr. 30, '26."
Club Forest, New Orleans, Louisiana
Exterior, full front view of Club Forest located in New Orleans, Louisana. The band played here for three weeks in August-September, 1931.
Clyde Hahn and Others
Exterior view, identified on negative envelope as left to right: Hilda Rettberg, Sis Stout, Clyde Hahn, and Russ Stout. Taken at Whitewater Falls (South Carolina?) in 1961.
Exterior view of Coon-Sanders Band. Identified in Fred Edmiston's book The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks as left to right: Bill Haid, John Thiell, Joe Richolson, Joe Sanders, Carleton Coon, Orville Knapp, Harold...
Coon-Sanders Nighthawk Members Sleeping
View of a couple of unidentified Nighthawks trying to sleep in an unidentified train depot while on tour. Sanders in his scrapbook captions the photo: "No! not dead Mexican insurrectionists! Merely two...
Joe Sanders at the piano, Carleton Coon by drums, and the rest of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks. Location not identified.
Interior view of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks musical group with insert portraits of Carleton Coon on the left and Joe Sanders on the right. Location not given, perhaps Chicago. Identified by Fred Edmiston...
Interior view, Coon-Sanders Nighthawks, location not given. Identified on back by Fred Edmiston as: From left: Elmer Krebs, bass; Joe Sanders, piano; Carleton Coon, drums; Russ Stout, banjo; Joe Richolson,...
Identified in Edmiston's book as "Joe's 'Nighthawk Pyramid,' depot in Iowa City, Iowa, about 20 September 1924." People are identified on top as: Dewey Birge (banjo), Orville Knapp (alto sax), John Thiell...
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