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


A Dayton Fire Department hook and ladder truck is 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, with number thirteen on their helmets, are riding on the truck wearing turnout gear. Company thirteen was located at 1500 West Third Street near Euclid Street. The truck has a second driver at the rear steering wheel. 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, E. Grant Koontz Real Estate at 14 North Main Street, Adolph Grossman Photography at 12 North Main Street, and the Montgomery County Mutual Insurance Company at 12 North Main Street. Near the top of the image is a large billboard that reads, "Straiton and Storm's Owl Cigar now five cents Henry Straus, Distributor, Cincinnati, Ohio". On the far right of the image is the Conover Building and to the left of Conover is the Callahan Bank Building. The buildings are located at the southeast and northeast corners of Third Street and Main Streets.

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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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Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms192_145; Spectators; Ohio. Army National Guard; Callahan Bank Building (Dayton, Ohio); Fire engines; Flags--United States; Ohio--Militia; Anderton and Son Jewelry Store (Dayton, Ohio); Court of Honor; Fire fighters; Kabierske, Henry; J. S. Horner Piano Store (Dayton, Ohio); John C. Good Drug Company (Dayton, Ohio); Signs and signboards; Firefighting equipment; Straiton and Storm's Owl Cigar (Cincinnati; Ohio); Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Parades; Teutonia Bank Building (Dayton, Ohio); Soldiers; Adolph Grossman Photographer (Dayton, Ohio); Benjamin F. Hershey Law Offices (Dayton, Ohio); Dayton Fire Department (Ohio); United Brethren Building (Dayton, Ohio); Conover Building (Dayton, Ohio); Advertising; Horses; English Lutheran Church (Dayton, Ohio); Horchert, Joseph A.; Horse-drawn vehicles; Fire departments--Equipment and supplies; E. Grant Koontz Real Estate (Dayton, Ohio); William H. Ahlers Fur Store (Dayton, Ohio); Montgomery County Mutual Insurance Company (Dayton, Ohio); Fire departments--Officials and employees; Fire drills; Columns


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