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1. 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...

2. Dudley Wilkinson Dudley Wilkinson Circa 1926 Close-up view of Dudley Wilkinson, tour manager for the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks. May have been taken at Richmond, Indiana. Wilkinson replaced Hank Linder after he departed. Sanders in his scrapbook captions...

3. Frank M. "Pop" and Lulu Estep Grave Marker Frank M. "Pop" and Lulu Estep Grave Marker N.d. Close-up view of the grave marker for Frank M. "Pop" Estep (1878-1949) and his wife Lulu M. Estep (1877-1967), located in Vista, California. "Pop" Estep was a member of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks, playing...

4. Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks Circa 1925 Composite photograph identified as the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks. A portrait of Carleton Coon is on the top left and one of Joe Sanders is on the top right. Written on the back side of the photo,...

5. 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...

6. Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Circa 1927 Exterioir view of the back side of three men. Identified in Sanders scrapbook A as: "The Triple Threat - Stout, Downing & Pope." Location and date not given. Edmiston gives date as probably 1927.

7. Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Spring 1925 Exterior view of band lined up at what is believed to be the train station area in Niles, Michigan. Edmiston indicates that they did not play here but must have changed trains. Identified in Edmiston's...

8. Joe Richolson in Mattoon, Illinois Joe Richolson in Mattoon, Illinois September 1924 Exterior view of band member Joe Richolson waiting for a train in Mattoon, Illinois.

According to Edmiston's book, p. 330 - Richolson played trumpet for Coon-Sanders as early as November of 1923....

9. 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."

10. Carleton Coon and Joe Sanders Carleton Coon and Joe Sanders Summer 1924 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...

11. Carleton Coon and Joe Sanders in Cairo, Illinois 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:...

12. Carleton Coon 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,...

13. Joe Sanders and Carleton Coon Joe Sanders and Carleton Coon April 1927 Exterior view of Joe Sanders and Carleton Coon beside automobile in Omaha, Nebraska. Sanders captions photo in his scrapbook as, "Fresh air taxicab Co., Omaha."

14. Joe Sanders and other Nighthawks Joe Sanders and other Nighthawks Circa 1926 Exterior view of Joe Sanders on the left standing by fellow Nighthawk members Pop Estep, Bob Pope, and Harold Thiell, while on tour, location unidentified.

15. 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,...

16. 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...

17. Joe Sanders and Carleton Coon at Union Station Joe Sanders and Carleton Coon at Union Station December 9, 1927 Exterior view of Joe Sanders with fur coat, bowler hat and spats standing beside Carleton Coon. Both are by a car parked at Union Station. Band was welcomed back in Kansas City on December 9, 1927. According...

18. 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...

19. John Thiell Kissing Dry Ground John Thiell Kissing Dry Ground 1923 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...

20. 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,...