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


The image shows the Court of Honor of the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration in downtown Dayton, Ohio. The Court of Honor was located on North Main Street from Third Street to the Soldier's Monument and was decorated with lights, garland, flags, and flowers. At the beginning and end of this section were four large triumphal arches, sculpted by Joseph A. Horchert, with columns in between. The sculpture depicts the "Goddess of Victory," a seated woman holding a model of the Wright Flyer raised in her right hand and supporting a globe in her left hand. Horchert worked with Henry Kabierske who designed most of the decorations for the event and worked for Fischer and Sons, of Philadelphia. The image shows the end of the Court of Honor at the Soldier's Monument. On the right hand side of the image is the corner of Steele High School and Dayton Fire Department Station 4.

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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_128; Carriages and carts; Columns; Kabierske, Henry; Railroad cars; Dayton--Streets; Dayton Fire Department (Ohio); Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Court of Honor; Horses; Main Street (Dayton, Ohio); Flags--United States; Horchert, Joseph A.; Streets--Ohio--Dayton; Private Fair Soldiers' Monument (Dayton, Ohio); Steele High School (Dayton, Ohio); Courts and courtiers; Streets--Ohio; Horse-drawn vehicles


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