Coon-Sanders Band

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Circa 1920 photograph with interior view of Carleton Coon seated with his drum set in front of a sign: "The Original Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra."

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Photographs

Circa 1925 photograph with interior view of the original Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra seated and posed with their instruments. Pictured left to right: Nick Musolino, Pop Estep, Joe Richolson, Joe Sanders, Carleton Coon, Bill Haid, John Thiell, Orville Knapp, and Harold Thiell.

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Photographs

Photograph of the Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra at the Newman Theater performing a skit to accompany Charlie Chaplin's film "The Pilgrim".

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Photographs

Circa 1923 photograph of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks posed at the Plantation Grille, Muehlebach Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri. Pictured standing is Carleton Coon and Joe Sanders; seated from left is Kohlman, Nordberg, Estep, Williams, McLean, and J. Thiell.

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Photographs

Photograph of Joe Sanders with fur coat, bowler hat and spats standing beside Carleton Coon while waiting for a parade to begin. Both are by a car parked at Union Station when the band was welcomed back in Kansas City on December 9, 1927. Photograph taken by "Pat" Murphy of the Kansas City Journal-Post.

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Photographs

Circa 1929 photograph of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks at The Nighthawk, a restaurant in Chicago, IL. Identified from left: Elmer Krebs, bass; Joe Sanders, piano; Carleton Coon, drums; Russ Stout, banjo; Joe Richolson, trumpet; Harold Thiell, reeds; Bob Pope, trumpet; Floyd Estep, reeds; Rex Downing, trombone; John Thiell, reeds.

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Photographs

Circa 1930 photograph of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks at the Terrace Room in the New Yorker Hotel, NYC. Pictured are top row from left: Pope and Richolson; middle row from left: Krebs, Downing, H. Thiell, and Stout; front row from left: Sanders, Coon, Estep, and J. Thiell. An NBC microphone is soon on a stand near them.

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Photographs

Circa 1920 photograph of Coon-Sanders Novelty Orchestra, Gayety Theatre Bldg., Kansas City Missouri. Pictured are Joe Sanders at the piano and Carleton Coon by smaller drum with other members not identified. It is believed to be an early group photograph, although probably not the first lineup of the orchestra.

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Photographs

Circa 1920 photograph of Joe Sanders on the left and Carleton Coon on the right.

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Photographs

Circa 1926 portrait photographs of the Coon-Sanders Nighthawks musicians assembled to resemble a microphone. Pictured are from top and clockwise: Russ Stout, Pop Estep, Joe Richolson, Bob Pope, Rex Downing, John Thiell, Harold Thiell, Floyd Estep and Joe Sanders and Carleton Coon in the center. Wording at bottom: "Music Corporation of America Presents Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawks Orchestra."

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Motion Pictures

A home motion picture created by Carleton Coon, consisting of clips including: Footage of Sanders and Coon; Coon children in city and at home (820 W. 71st Terr. 64114); Coon talking; Harold Thiel, Carelton Coon and Eula Coon in city; Coon home exterior; John Coon skating and Coon daughter dancing in front of home; More footage of Sanders and Coon.

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Object Type: 
Motion Pictures

A home motion picture created by Carleton Coon, consisting of clips including: Garden footage with Materna statue (unidentified location); Park footage with fountain (unidentified location); Model boat on water; Statue of Edward Bates blown over by tornado; Post-tornado footage of St. Louis (Sept. 29, 1927); Zoo footage; Shot of band lineup; University campus (unidentified location); Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis; More post-tornado footage; Eula in car with friends; The Old Cathedral in St. Louis; Eula walking while eating ice cream cone; Zoo footage.

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