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MS-192: Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration Collection
The image shows an ox cart in the parade through Dayton, Ohio during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration. Actors dressed as pilgrims are seen walking with the ox cart. The ox cart was part of the history of locomotion in America section of the parade which featured floats representing various modes of transportation starting with a birch bark canoe and ending with a model of the Wright Flyer. The photograph was taken in a residential portion of the downtown area and spectators viewing the parade stand along the side of the street. 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_121; Flags--United States; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Kabierske, Henry; Ox driving; Horchert, Joseph A.; Actors; Pilgrims and pilgrimages; Oxen; Parade floats; Streets--Ohio; Ox teams; Carriages and carts; Dayton--Streets; Actors as pilgrims; Parades; Streets--Ohio--Dayton; Spectators