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


Brigadier General James Allen is presenting the Congressional Medals to Wilbur and Orville Wright at the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration medals ceremony held on the morning of Friday June 18, 1909 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Lieutenant Frank P. Lahm of the United States Army Signal Corps is on the left side of the image. Leontine Wright, the daughter of Lorin Wright, is sitting behind Wilbur Wright. Behind her is Wilbur Landis, members of the Ten Dayton Boys Club who were invited to sit on the stage as distinguished guests of the Wright family. On the far right of the image is Milton Wright the son of Lorin Wright. In the grandstands, school children are clothed in red, white, and blue to form a United States of America flag.

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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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ms192_013; Grandstands; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Montgomery County Fairgrounds (Ohio); Medal ceremonies; Rites and ceremonies; Lahm, Frank Purdy, 1877-1963; Allen, James, 1849-1933; United States. Army--Officers; Children performance; Jameson, Leontine Wright, 1898-1977; Flags--United States; Spectators; Stages; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Child artists; Performance art; Wright, Milton, 1892-1961; Landis; Wilbur E.; 1862-1932; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912


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