image preview

Item Identifier Number


Creation Date



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


A Dayton Fire Department three nozzle aerial water tower is being pulled by horses in the fire department parade during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration. The tower is being driven south on Main Street toward Fifth Street. The Hale sixty foot water tower cost $6,200.00 and was located at company two. Company two was located at Webster Street and Ford Street and was the Eastern Hose House. The exhibition fire run took place on Main Street starting at Sixth Street and ending at the Soldier's Monument and passed through the entire Court of Honor. Soldiers from the Second and Third Regiment of the Ohio National Guard are standing in the street waiting to be reviewed after the fire exhibition. Lining the side of street are spectators watching the exhibition. Behind the spectators are a number of Dayton businesses including the Geo. C. Albert's Cigar Store at 20 North Main Street, Anderton and Son Jewelry Store at 18 North Main Street, John C. Good Drug Store at 16 North Main Street, Benjamin F. Hershey Law Offices at 14 North Main Street, Adolph Grossman Photography at 12 North Main Street, Montgomery County Mutual Insurance Company at 12 North Main Street, and E. Grant Koontz Real Estate at 14 North Main Street. A sign near the Insurance Company reads , "Balcony Chairs, tickets in room 1" hangs near the store signs.

Publisher Repository

Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries

Document Type


Media Type

Photographic Negative


Special Collections and Archives provides reprints or digital copies of our materials for a fee. For further information please visit their website or call (937) 775-2092.

Date Digital


Digitization Specification

Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms192_138; Fire departments--Equipment and supplies; Wagons; Fire aerial towers; Court of Honor; Fire engines; Fire fighters; John C. Good Drug Company (Dayton, Ohio); Anderton and Son Jewelry Store (Dayton, Ohio); E. Grant Koontz Real Estate (Dayton, Ohio); Horse-drawn vehicles; Fire departments--Officials and employees; Signs and signboards; Ohio. Army National Guard; Columns; Adolph Grossman Photographer (Dayton, Ohio); Flags--United States; Geo. C. Albert's Cigar Store (Dayton, Ohio); Advertising; Spectators; Dayton Fire Department (Ohio); Firefighting equipment; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Aerial water towers; Parades; Benjamin F. Hershey Law Offices (Dayton, Ohio); Marching; Montgomery County Mutual Insurance Company (Dayton, Ohio); Horchert, Joseph A.; Horses; Soldiers; Ohio--Militia


Image Location