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1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Coon-Sanders Nighthawks May 1927 View of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks with suits on at Castle Farm, Cincinnati, Ohio, where the band played during May 1927. Identified in Edmiston's book - Back row: Joe Sanders, Carleton Coon; second row...

4. 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,...

5. 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...

6. Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Tour Incident Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Tour Incident May 1923 View of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks cars being pulled from the mud by horses near Odessa, Missouri. They were on tour traveling to Chicago, Illinois. Sanders captioned this photo in his scrapbook: "Mired...

7. 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...

8. Joe Richolson Joe Richolson Circa 1927 View of Nighthawks member Joe Richolson looking out a train window. Location not given. Sanders captions the photo in his scrapbook as: "Just an Ambitious Boy Looking for Light."

9. Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Tour Incident Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Tour Incident June 1923 View of Nighthawks fording a stream trying to get to their first road trip engagement in Oklahoma City. Heavy rains had made road travel difficult. Individual members in view are not identified nor exact...

10. Joe Sanders Joe Sanders August 1925 View of Joe Sanders wearing a damaged straw hat while on tour. Sanders in his scrapbook captions this photo: "Conclusive evidence that summer was waning. Evidently 'had my mittens on.' Union town, Pa."...

11. Joe Sanders and Pop Estep Joe Sanders and Pop Estep N.d. View of Joe Sanders on the left standing next to Pop Estep, location not given. Sanders in his scrapbook labels this picture: "D'ya see that?"

12. 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...

13. Carleton Coon Carleton Coon Summer 1925 View of Carleton Coon wearing a damaged straw hat while on tour. Sanders in his scrapbook captions this photo: "You'd never [know] the old boy now. Coonie being himself at Uniontown, Pa."

14. Carleton Coon and Orville Knapp Carleton Coon and Orville Knapp 1925 View of Carleton Coon pushing a wheel barrow with Orville Knapp seated in it. Location is Niles, Michigan, taken while the band was on tour. Sanders in his scrapbook captions the photo: "Orville undergoing...

15. Coon-Sanders Nighthawk Members Sleeping Coon-Sanders Nighthawk Members Sleeping Circa 1925 View of a couple of unidentified Nighthawks trying to sleep in an unidentified train depot while on tour. Sanders in his scrapbook captions the photo: "No! not dead Mexican insurrectionists! Merely two...

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 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.

18. Henry Dewey Birge and Sara Birge Henry Dewey Birge and Sara Birge Circa 1925 Portraits identified in Edmiston's book as Henry Dewey Birge and his wife Sara. Birge was a Nighthawk banjoist in 1924-25.

According to Edmiston's book, p. 324 - Henry Birge was a banjoist for the...

19. Carleton Coon Carleton Coon N.d. Portrait pose of Carleton Coon.

20. Carleton Coon Carleton Coon Circa 1920 Portrait of Carleton Coon, autographed to Joe Sanders.