image preview

Item Identifier Number


Creation Date



MS-192: Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration Collection


This blurry image shows a float with people riding on it and features a model of a canal boat. It is being pulled by horses and mules through a residential section of Dayton and being viewed by spectators along the side of the street. In the background is a drum line. This float was part of the history of locomotion in America section of the parade, which featured floats representing various modes of transportation, during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration. The section started with the birch bark canoe and ended with a model of the Wright Flyer. All of the floats for the parade were sculpted by Joseph Horchert and designed by Henry Kabierske. Kabierske, of Fischer and Sons in Philadelphia, also designed most of the decorations for the event.

Publisher Repository

Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries

Document Type


Media Type

Photographic Negative


Special Collections and Archives provides reprints or digital copies of our materials for a fee. For further information please visit their website or call (937) 775-2092.

Date Digital


Digitization Specification

Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms192_102; Flags--United States; Parades; Horses; Wagons; Bands (Music); Actors; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Musical instruments; Horse-drawn vehicles; Spectators; Canal boats; Marching; Streets--Ohio; Horchert, Joseph A.; Kabierske, Henry; Parade floats; Streets--Ohio--Dayton; Dayton--Streets


Image Location