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MS-192: Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration Collection
The image shows a float that features a model of the first steamboat, the Clermont, originally built by Robert Fulton. The horse-drawn float has people riding on the ship . Along side of the float is a herald on horseback with a sign that reads, "the first steamboat, the Clermont." The photograph was taken in a residential area near downtown Dayton, Ohio and spectators are on the sides of the street. 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 parade started with a 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.
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ms192_104; Actors; Heralds; Kabierske, Henry; Steamboat; Spectators; Fulton; Robert; 1765-1815; Clermont; Horse-drawn vehicles; Dayton--Streets; Streets--Ohio--Dayton; Parade floats; Horchert, Joseph A.; Horses; Flags--United States; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Steam engines; Streets--Ohio; Parades