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


A member of the Celebration -- 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration opening ceremonies with his back to the camera. Orville Wright is seated facing the camera to the right of the committee member. To the left of the committee member is Frank Gilbert, one of the members of the Ten Dayton Boys Club. Other members of the Committee, Club, spectators, the heralds that accompanied Jonathan Dayton, and the Continental Boys Brigade from the Patterson School are on and around the stage. Soldiers with the Second and Third Regiments of the Ohio National Guard are on the right. The opening ceremonies were held at Van Cleve Park (also known historically as Newcom Park or the Log Cabin Park), which is now RiverScape MetroPark.

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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_118; Heralds; Flags--United States; Opening ceremonies; Spectators; Courts and courtiers; Ohio--Militia; Wright; Orville; 1871-1948; Actors; Children performance; Rites and ceremonies; Child artists; RiverScape MetroPark (Dayton, Ohio); Patterson School (Dayton, Ohio); Stages; Soldiers; Parks--Ohio--Montgomery County; United States. Army; Gilbert, Frank I., 1866-1938; Ohio. Army National Guard; Actors as soldiers; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Ten Dayton Boys; Van Cleve Park (Dayton, Ohio)


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