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1. 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...

2. Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri 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...

3. The Dells Nightclub The Dells Nightclub Circa 1920s 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...

4. 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...

5. 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...

6. Sheet Music Cover Sheet Music Cover Circa 1920s 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...

7. Ralph Charles and Biplane Ralph Charles and Biplane Circa 1927 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,...

8. Nighthawks Luggage Nighthawks Luggage N.d. 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.

9. Nighthawk's Luggage Nighthawk's Luggage Spring 1926 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...

10. Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri N.d. Exterior view, gravesite and marker for Joe Sanders located in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in south Kansas City, Missouri. Tombstone reads: "Joe" Joseph L. Sanders, Oct. 15, 1896 - May 14, 1965. A partial view...

11. 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.

12. Joe Sanders With Baseball Team Joe Sanders With Baseball Team Circa 1916 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....

13. Joe Sanders With Baseball Bat Joe Sanders With Baseball Bat June 1926 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...

14. Joe Sanders Standing By 1931 Cord Automobile Joe Sanders Standing By 1931 Cord Automobile n.d. Exterior view of Joe Sanders leaning on his 1931 Cord with the Coon-Sanders Orchestra sign on the trunk.

15. Joe Sanders on Tour Joe Sanders on Tour June 1923 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....

16. Joe Sanders on Billboard Joe Sanders on Billboard N.d. 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.

17. Joe Sanders in Raub, Indiana 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...

18. 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.

19. Joe Sanders in Mattoon, Illinois Joe Sanders in Mattoon, Illinois September 1924 View of Joe Sanders holding his slipper in his hand with Harold Thiell and Joe Richolson looking on. The location is Mattoon, Illinois. Sanders in his scrapbook describes as: "The carpet slipper tells...

20. 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,...