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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 three horses racing down Main Street in the exhibition fire run during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration. Four firefighters are riding on the engine and wearing turnout gear. The American LaFrance Double Extra Piston 1300 g.p.m. engine was from company three which was located at 212 West Fifth Street. 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 Geo. C. Albert's Cigar Store at 20 North Main Street, 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, and the J. S. Horner Piano Store at 10 North Main Street.

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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_115; Adolph Grossman Photographer (Dayton, Ohio); Flags--United States; Spectators; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Ohio--Militia; Firefighting equipment; Benjamin F. Hershey Law Offices (Dayton, Ohio); Horse-drawn vehicles; J. S. Horner Piano Store (Dayton, Ohio); Fire departments--Officials and employees; Soldiers; Horses; Fire fighters; Columns; Court of Honor; Fire engines; Signs and signboards; Hook and ladder fire wagons; Geo. C. Albert's Cigar Store (Dayton, Ohio); Fire departments--Equipment and supplies; Fire drills; Dayton Fire Department (Ohio); John C. Good Drug Company (Dayton, Ohio); Montgomery County Mutual Insurance Company (Dayton, Ohio); Wagons; Ohio. Army National Guard; Parades; Francis M. Thompson Law Offices (Dayton, Ohio); Anderton and Son Jewelry Store (Dayton, Ohio); Horchert, Joseph A.; Advertising


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