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1. 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,...

2. 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...

3. Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Coon-Sanders Nighthawks 1925 View of some of the members of the Nighthawks waiting for their train at the Dubuque, Iowa, train station while on tour. Sanders in his scrapbook captions the photo: "Dubuque, Iowa. A very busy body of...

4. 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...

5. The World Theater The World Theater 1926 Street level view of The World theater located in Omaha, Nebraska. The marquee on the theater shows the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks name.

6. Russ Stout Russ Stout 1926 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...

7. 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...

8. Club Forest, New Orleans, Louisiana Club Forest, New Orleans, Louisiana 1931 Exterior, full front view of Club Forest located in New Orleans, Louisana. The band played here for three weeks in August-September, 1931.

9. 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...

10. Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Tour Incident Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Tour Incident April 19, 1927 View of tornado debris blocking the Nighthawks' train near Cornland and Buffalo Hart, on way into Springfield, Illinois.

11. Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra April 1923 According to Edmiston's book, this view of the group was taken at the Newman Theater in Kansas City, Missouri. "Band's skit to accompany Charlie Chaplin's film "The Pilgrim". The garb and Chaplinesque...

12. Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Coon-Sanders Nighthawks April 1926 Members of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks band are posed with their luggage beside a train car. Sanders in his scrapbook captions the photo: "The dirty dozen beside our palatial Burlington 'Toonerville' en...

13. Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra Circa 1920 Early, interior view of Coon-Sanders group. Information on drum in picture reads: "'Sure Its' Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra, Gayety Theatre Bldg., Harrison 859, Kansas City, Mo." It is noted on back that...

14. Carleton Coon Carleton Coon Circa 1920 Interior view of Carleton Coon seated with his drum/percussion set. Sign says "The Original Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra." Exact location not given.

15. Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra Circa 1920 Group pose identified on the drum as Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra, Gayety Theatre Bldg., Kansas City Missouri. Includes Joe Sanders at the piano and Carleton Coon by smaller drum. Other members not identified....

16. 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...

17. 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...

18. Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Circa 1923 View of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks posed at the Plantation Grille, Muehlebach Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri. Identified in Edmiston's book, standing: Carleton Coon and Joe Sanders, seated from left: Kohlman,...

19. Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra Circa 1925 Interior view of the original Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra seated and posed with their instruments. Identified in Edmiston's book as left to right: Nick Musolino, Pop Estep, Joe Richolson, Joe Sanders,...

20. Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Circa 1925 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...