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


A double exposed image of Wilbur, Orville, and Bishop Milton Wright who are on stage for the medals ceremony during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. On the far left side of the image are General James Allen of the United States Army Signal Corps, J. Sprigg McMahon the event coordinator, and Lieutenant Frank P. Lahm of the United States Army Signal Corps. To the right of Bishop Milton Wright is Milton Wright, the son of Lorin Wright, and Reuchlin Wright. Standing behind Wilbur Wright is Leontine Wright, the daughter of Lorin Wright. Standing behind Leontine Wright is Wilbur Landis, a member of the Ten Dayton Boys Club who were seated on the stage as distinguished guests of the Wright family. A United States of America flag comprised of school children dressed in red, white and blue can be seen in the grandstand.

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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_149; Wright; Wilbur; 1867-1912; McMahon; J. Sprigg; 1869-1931; Jameson; Leontine Wright; 1898-1977; Children performance; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Allen, James, 1849-1933; Performance art; Wright, Milton, 1828-1917; Lahm, Frank Purdy, 1877-1963; Medal ceremonies; Soldiers; Montgomery County Fairgrounds (Ohio); Wright; Milton; 1892-1961; Photographic techniques; Photography--Special effects; Rites and ceremonies; Flags--United States; Ten Dayton Boys; Spectators; Stages; United States. Army--Officers; Grandstands; United States. Army; Wright; Orville; 1871-1948; Landis; Wilbur E.; 1862-1932; Church of the United Brethren in Christ; Child artists; Wright; Reuchlin; 1861-1920


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