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

 Item — Box: AV-2, Object: 6

Scope and Contents

Floyd Estep, Rex Downing, Joe Sanders and others on road and working on cars; Rex Downing, Joe Sanders, Joe Richolson, and "Pop" Estep on sidewalk in front of Hotel De Soto and John T. Dawson Groceries (223 S Main St Galena IL. Dreamland Theatre across the street at 223 S Main St); Footage of Buckingham Fountain and North President's Court in Chicago; Unidentified house; Animals in zoo including "Babe" the largest elephant in captivity; Band on sidewalk in front of; Hotel Secor (425 Jefferson Ave Toledo OH); Harold Thiel, Floyd Estep, Rex Downing, Joe Richolson, Bob Pope, Carleton Coon, and other band members at ice cream shop; Band loading into tour bus equipment on back; Band standing on dock at lake; Band playing catch in the country; Michigan State Capitol building; "Pop" Estep, Bob Pope, Carleton Coon, Harold Thiel and other band members playing baseball in the country; Close up footage of Joe Richolson, Bob Pope, Harold Thiel, Rex Downing, "Pop" Estep, and other band members; Footage of band at lake


  • 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; Fast Motion portions are on original; Film shrinkage causes severe focus issues on the right side of the frame in some shots



Repository Details

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