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James Hargis Connelly ...
Autographed photograph, "To my dear friend Joe, the old left hander, All the best always Bill Terulant (?), Jack Hylton ?, May 19? .
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...
The Big Band Almanac
History of the Coon-Sanders Band, also known as the Kansas City Nighthawks, formed in 1919 with their first broadcasting over the radio in 1921. Subject of "doubtless the first radio fan club. ..the 'Nighthawk...
SC66-2 Edith Lowe Peters Scrapbooks Finding Aid
Edith Lowe Peters appears to have been a long-time Kansas City resident, born in 1882 in Rock Port, Mo. Her father, Frank Lowe, was a local Kansas City figure known in law, church, and political circles....
Joe Sanders at Camp Bowie, Texas
Full body view of Joe Sanders in door way. Taken at Camp Bowie, Texas.
Joe Sanders in Military Uniform
Full body view of Sgt. Joe Sanders in military uniform. Taken at Camp Benton, Texas.
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,...
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...
Joe Sanders' First Auburn
Full view of automobile identified as Joe Sanders' first Auburn. The wheel cover reads: "Joe Sanders - Coon Sanders Kansas City Nighthawks." Location not given.
Joe Sanders and Wife Madeline
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....
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...
Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks
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...
Joe Sanders and Johnny Coon
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...
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...
Carleton Coon's Car
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."
Joe Sanders In Cincinnati, Ohio
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,...
El Patio Dancing Hall
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...
Joe Sanders with group of musicians which may be part of the Coon-Sanders Band shortly after the death of Carleton Coon. Identified on back as 1932 Nighthawk Band.
Portrait of Man
Autographed portrait of man in hat, signed "Loyally and Sincerely, your pal, Jack". Small Christmas card included which is dated 1935.
Joe Sanders and Musicians
Joe Sanders standing by the following seated musicians from left to right: Harry Shapiro, Bill McDowell, Harold Thiel, and Dale Stoddard. Photo is dated Oct. 30, 1935. Location is unknown.
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