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


A Dayton Fire Department steam pumper fire engine is being pulled by two horses in the exhibition fire run during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration. The engine has four firefighters riding on it as it races north on Main Street and is from either company four or company six. The exhibition fire run took place on Main Street starting at Sixth Street and ending at the Soldier's Monument and passed through the entire Court of Honor. Soldiers from the Second and Third Regiment of the Ohio National Guard are standing in the street waiting to be reviewed after the fire exhibition. Lining the side of street are spectators watching the exhibition. Behind the spectators are signs for Dayton businesses including the Anderton and Son Jewelry Store at 18 North Main Street, John C. Good Drug Store at 16 North Main Street, Benjamin F. Hershey Law Offices at 14 North Main Street, Adolph Grossman Photography at 12 North Main Street, Montgomery County Mutual Insurance Company at 12 North Main Street, Francis M. Thompson Law Offices at room 10, 12 North Main Street, and the J. S. Horner Piano Store at 10 North Main Street. To the far right of the image is a small sign on the edge of an awning on the second floor of the Callahan Bank Building that reads, "W. E. Donson Real Estate" (28 Callahan Bank Building).

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Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

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Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries

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Photographic Negative


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Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms192_103; Montgomery County Mutual Insurance Company (Dayton, Ohio); Fire fighters; Geo. C. Albert's Cigar Store (Dayton, Ohio); Fire departments--Officials and employees; Advertising; Ohio. Army National Guard; Horse-drawn vehicles; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Benjamin F. Hershey Law Offices (Dayton, Ohio); Court of Honor; Horchert, Joseph A.; Anderton and Son Jewelry Store (Dayton, Ohio); Adolph Grossman Photographer (Dayton, Ohio); W. E. Donson Real Estate (Dayton, Ohio); Callahan Bank Building (Dayton, Ohio); Spectators; Horses; Flags--United States; Fire drills; John C. Good Drug Company (Dayton, Ohio); Wagons; Dayton Fire Department (Ohio); Parades; Signs and signboards; Firefighting equipment; Fire engines; Ohio--Militia; Fire departments--Equipment and supplies; Hook and ladder fire wagons; Soldiers; Columns


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