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MS-192: Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration Collection
The image shows Wilbur and Orville Wright accepting awards during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration medals ceremony held on the morning of Friday June 18, 1909 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. During the presentation of the medals, Wilbur and Orville delivered a short speech to the crowd. Ivonette and Leontine Wright, the daughters of Lorin Wright, are sitting behind Wilbur Wright. To the right of the girls is Katharine Wright, Ivonette Stokes Wright, the wife of Lorin, and Lorin Wright. Behind Leontine Wright is Wilbur Landis a member of the Ten Dayton Boys Club who were given seats on the stage as distinguished guests of the Wright family. In the grandstands, school children are clothed in red, white, and blue to form the United States of America flag.
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ms192_001; Rites and ceremonies; Haskell, Katharine Wright, 1874-1929; Spectators; Child artists; Landis, Wilbur E., 1862-1932; Stages; Montgomery County Fairgrounds (Ohio); Performance art; Wright, Lorin, 1862-1939; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Children performance; Jameson, Leontine Wright, 1898-1977; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Wright, Ivonette Stokes, 1865-1940; Medals; Miller, Ivonette Wright; 1896-1995; Ten Dayton Boys; Flags--United States; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Medal ceremonies; Grandstands