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


The image shows a float with a model of a Stephenson steam engine and railroad passenger car. This was the seventh float in the history of locomotion in America section of the parade during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration. The float was followed by another float featuring a canal boat. It is being pulled by a team of horses through a residential section of Dayton, Ohio and spectators viewing the parade can be seen on the sidewalks. The history of locomotion in America section of the parade featured floats representing various modes of transportation starting with a birch bark canoe and ending 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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Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

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Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries

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Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms192_117; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Stephenson steam engine; Streets--Ohio; Dayton--Streets; Green; Green and Company Bakery (Dayton, Ohio); Horse-drawn vehicles; Flags--United States; Advertising; Parade floats; Horses; Kabierske, Henry; Signs and signboards; Horchert, Joseph A.; Columns; Court of Honor; Actors; Main Street (Dayton, Ohio); Streets--Ohio--Dayton; Steam engines; Spectators; Parades


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