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1. Joe Sanders Joe Sanders Illustrations and information about the Coon-Sanders band, or the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks, a Kansas City band in the 1920s, starting with the meeting of Joe Sanders and Carleton Coon in 1918 and ending...

2. Joe Sanders at Camp Bowie, Texas Joe Sanders at Camp Bowie, Texas 1918 Full body view of Joe Sanders in door way. Taken at Camp Bowie, Texas.

3. Joe Sanders in Military Uniform Joe Sanders in Military Uniform 1919 Full body view of Sgt. Joe Sanders in military uniform. Taken at Camp Benton, Texas.

4. Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Coon-Sanders Nighthawks 1923 Interior view of group gathered around Joe Sanders at the piano, location not given. Identified in Edmiston's book - Left to right, Nick Musilino, John Thiell, Harold Thiell, Orville Knapp, Pop Estep,...

5. Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Coon-Sanders Nighthawks 1924 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...

6. Joe Sanders' First Auburn Joe Sanders' First Auburn 1925 Full view of automobile identified as Joe Sanders' first Auburn. The wheel cover reads: "Joe Sanders - Coon Sanders Kansas City Nighthawks." Location not given.

7. Joe Sanders and Wife Madeline Joe Sanders and Wife Madeline 1925 Outdoor view of Joe Sanders and his wife Madeline seated in a gondola outside of their accomodations at the Shelburne Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Sanders in his scrapbook captions the photo: "Mr....

8. Coon-Sanders Band Coon-Sanders Band 1925 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...

9. Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks 1926 Interior view identified as "Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks. America's Premier Radio Orchestra." Identified on the back by Fred Edmiston as: Backrow, left to right: Carleton Coon, Joe Sanders, and Pop...

10. Joe Sanders and Johnny Coon Joe Sanders and Johnny Coon 1926 View of Joe Sanders with his camera and Johnny Coon, son of Carleton Coon. Taken at Niagara Falls. Sanders captions photograph in his scrapbook: "Coonie snapped John, while I was preparing to 'snap' back...

11. Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Coon-Sanders Nighthawks 1926 Exterior view of members of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks taken at Niagara Falls, New York. Identified by Edmiston in his book as from left: Floyd Estep, Bob Pope, Rex Downing, Russ Stout, Bud Wilkinson...

12. Carleton Coon's Car Carleton Coon's Car 1926 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."

13. Joe Sanders In Cincinnati, Ohio Joe Sanders In Cincinnati, Ohio 1927 Exterior view of Joe Sanders standing by his Hertz rental car in Cincinnati, Ohio. According to Edmiston's book, the band spent almost all of May 1927 there. Sanders in his scrapbook captions the photo,...

14. El Patio Dancing Hall El Patio Dancing Hall 1931 Exterior, front view of the El Patio Dancing hall located at Lakeside Park, Denver, Colorado. Sanders captioned photo as found in SC1, Scrapbook A, p. 67: "Where we smashed all records, giving Isham Jones...

15. Jane Kaye Singing Lyrics Jane Kaye Singing Lyrics 1939 View of Jane Kaye, Art Linkletter and Nick Kenny (New York radio critic) who are at microphones doing a broadcast which was a salute to the 1939 Golden Gate Exposition. Nighthawks band played song "Gold...

16. Joe Sanders At Home Joe Sanders At Home 1961 Exterior view of local band leader Joe Sanders standing in front of his home at 7626 Pennsylvania in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo believed to have been taken by Harvey Rettberg or his wife when they visited...

17. Window Display Window Display 1965 Street level view of store window featuring an exhibit on Coon-Sanders Nighthawks. Store may be Jenkins Music Store in downtown Kansas City. Exhibit believed to have been prepared by the Kansas City Public...

18. Joe Sanders Collection Exhibit Joe Sanders Collection Exhibit 1965 Interior view of Joe Sanders Collection exhibit held at the Kansas City Public Library, Art and Music Department, Fall, 1965. This view features the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks and includes pages from the...

19. The Dance Band Era--The Dancing Decades from Ragtime to Swing: 1910-1950 The Dance Band Era--The Dancing Decades from Ragtime to Swing: 1910-1950 1971 History of the Coon-Sanders Band, also known as the Kansas City Nighthawks, a Kansas City and Chicago-based band (led by Joe Sanders and Carleton Coon) of the late 1910s to the early 1930s, performing...

20. The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks: "The Band That Made Radio Famous" The Coon-Sanders Nighthawks: "The Band That Made Radio Famous" 2003 This book contains the history of the Nighthawks musical group and of Joe Sanders and Carleton Coon who led the band. It covers the beginning years to the death of Carleton Coon. They played a prominent...