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MS-192: Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration Collection
The image shows a Dayton Fire Department steam pumper fire engine being pulled by two horses as it races north on Main Street in the exhibition fire run during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration. Four firefighters ride on the engine as black smoke billows out of the top. The American LaFrance 650 g.p.m. second class steam engine cost $6,400.00 and was located at company six. Company six was located at East Third Street and North June Street. 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 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, Francis M. Thompson Law Offices at room 10, 12 North Main Street, E. Grant Koontz Real Estate Offices, and the J. S. Horner Piano Store at 10 North Main Street. A blurry sign for W. E. Donson Real Estate at 28 Callahan Bank Building is on a window awning on the far right.
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ms192_141; Parades; Francis M. Thompson Law Offices (Dayton, Ohio); Soldiers; Ohio--Militia; Signs and signboards; Adolph Grossman Photographer (Dayton, Ohio); Flags--United States; Spectators; J. S. Horner Piano Store (Dayton, Ohio); Dayton Fire Department (Ohio); Fire departments--Equipment and supplies; Court of Honor; Montgomery County Mutual Insurance Company (Dayton, Ohio); Fire fighters; Columns; Anderton and Son Jewelry Store (Dayton, Ohio); E. Grant Koontz Real Estate (Dayton, Ohio); Firefighting equipment; Hook and ladder fire wagons; John C. Good Drug Company (Dayton, Ohio); Fire engines; Fire drills; Fire departments--Officials and employees; W. E. Donson Real Estate (Dayton, Ohio); Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses; Benjamin F. Hershey Law Offices (Dayton, Ohio); Advertising; Wagons; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Horchert, Joseph A.; Callahan Bank Building (Dayton, Ohio); Ohio. Army National Guard