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Film of the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra on tour in the U.S., 1926

 Item — Box: AV-1, Object: 3

Scope and Contents

Footage of the Coon-Sanders Original Nighthawk Orchestra in tour cars; Revolutionary War sites tour in Vincennes, IN including Old French Cemetery (205 Church St), Fort Sackville, Home of Alice of Old Vincennes, Harrison Mansion, and The Treaty Tree; Footage from inside car on racetrack; Footage of Indianapolis from Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument with Harold Thiel and Richolson; Unknown golf club; Footage of Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument; Indianapolis street footage including streetcar and Hook's Drugs; Footage of "Pop" Estep and Harold Thiel in alley; Penn Valley Park, The Scout, and Liberty Memorial; Union Station, Kansas City skyline, and Main Street from the Liberty Memorial; "Russ" Stout working on car; Countryside footage from back of train; Hotel Prichard (601 9th Street Huntington WV); Hotel Bliss (unknown location); Footage of Dennison OH; Various clips of band at train stations; Footage of river and landscape from train; Footage of Russ Stout's family's home and garden; Richolson, Pope, Downing, Harold Thiel, Pop Estep, and Floyd Estep at train station; More zoo footage


  • 1926


Conditions Governing Access

Donor retains rights, Research/Educ OK


1 Films : 16mm film, 7 in.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Description

Tears and broken perforations have been fixed; Some shots are backwards on the original, others aren't; Film was left oriented as it arrived, so some text appears backwards, but most does not; Film speed changes throughout, but is most stable at 24fps. Shots of animals at the end are extremely underexposed; Fast-motion shots are on original.



Repository Details

Part of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Special Collections and Archives Repository