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Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri
December 9, 1927
Exterior, partial view of Union Station located in Kansas City, Missouri. Sanders captions the photo in Scrapbook A (SC1, Box 6.1, p. 56): "Another view of the homecoming parade forming at the Kansas City...
The World Theater
Street level view of The World theater located in Omaha, Nebraska. The marquee on the theater shows the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks name.
The Dells Nightclub
Exterior view of the building and entrance to The Dells, a nightclub located in Morton Grove, Illinois. Joe Sanders' Auburn car is parked under the canopy. The band played here several summers in the late...
Sheet Music Cover
The sheet music cover for the Joe Sanders composition "Nighthawk Blues" which was the early theme song for the Nighthawks group. Photographs on the bottom include the band and individual portraits of Joe...
Full body view of Clarence Russell "Russ" Stout, member of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks. Location of photograph not given, but supposedly while on tour.
According to Edmiston's book, p. 331 - Stout...
Ralph Charles and Biplane
Exterior view of pilot Ralph Charles standing by his biplane called Miss Buckeye. According to Edmiston's book, Mr. Charles took Joe Sanders on his first airplane ride going from Zanesville, Ohio, to Charleston,...
View of the Nighthawk band luggage at train station. Location unknown. One of the boxes has the name Carleton Coon and the Nighthawks on it.
Exterior view of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks luggage on two carts at the train station in Niles, Michigan. Sanders in his scrapbook captions this photo: "A splendid view of one of our tour managers many...
View of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks luggage while on tour being loaded onto a truck at Raub, Indiana, to be hauded to Silver Lake, Indiana. Sanders in his scrapbook captions this photo: "Loading the baggage...
Full body view of Nighthawks band member Nick Musolino. Taken at a unidentified train station, while the group was on tour in late summer 1925. Edmiston indicates in his book that this photograph was taken...
Mianos Jazz Band
Interior view identified as "Mianos Jazz Band With McIntyre and Heath 'Hello Alexander' Co." Only player identified is Floyd Eugene Estep on far right with saxophone. Probably taken in Kansas City, Missouri....
John Thiell Kissing Dry Ground
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...
Joe Sanders' First Auburn
Full view of automobile identified as Joe Sanders' first Auburn. The wheel cover reads: "Joe Sanders - Coon Sanders Kansas City Nighthawks." Location not given.
Joe Sanders With Baseball Team
Exterior view of baseball team group photo. Joe Sanders can be found in the first row, fifth person from the left in a dark uniform. Players are identified by last name on the front of the photograph....
Joe Sanders With Baseball Bat
Exterior view of Joe Sanders with baseball bat. Shown after hitting a ball to Joe Richolson at a train station in Marion, Ohio, while on tour. Also in view behind Richolson is "Axel Flooey" Lovendahl who...
Joe Sanders Standing By 1931 Cord Automobile
Exterior view of Joe Sanders leaning on his 1931 Cord with the Coon-Sanders Orchestra sign on the trunk.
Joe Sanders on Tour
Exterior view identified as Joe Sanders in front and Carl Nordberg standing beside Joe's Buick on the way to Oklahoma City to perform. Oil derricks can be seen in the background. Exact location not given....
Joe Sanders on Billboard
Large billboard in front of State-Lake theater in Chicago. Advertising both Joe Sanders and his famous Nighthawks Orchestra as well as Screen star Billy Gilbert.
Joe Sanders in Raub, Indiana
May 23, 1926
Exterior view taken at the Raub, Indiana train station. Joe Sanders on left and "Poot" or Harold Thiell on the right. Both are enjoying cookies after not eating all day. Sanders captions the photo in his...
Joe Sanders in Military Uniform
Full body view of Sgt. Joe Sanders in military uniform. Taken at Camp Benton, Texas.
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