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MS-192: Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration Collection
Bishop Milton Wright is delivering the invocation at the medal ceremony during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration held on the morning of Friday June 18, 1909 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Wilbur and Orville are standing behind the Bishop. Leontine Wright, the daughter of Lorin Wright, is behind Wilbur. Behind her is Wilbur Landis, a member of the Ten Dayton Boys Club who were invited to sit on the stage as distinguished guests of the Wright family. To the right of Orville Wright stands Milton Wright the son of Lorin Wright. Lorin and his wife Ivonette Stokes Wright are behind Milton Wright. Lieutenant Frank P. Lahm of the United States Army Signal Corps is on the far left. In the grandstands, school are children clothed in red, white, and blue to form the United States of America flag.
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ms192_021; United States. Army; Child artists; Montgomery County Fairgrounds (Ohio); Invocation; Flags--United States; Lahm, Frank Purdy, 1877-1963; Spectators; Wright, Milton, 1892-1961; Landis, Wilbur E., 1862-1932; Rites and ceremonies; United States. Army--Officers; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Wright, Lorin, 1862-1939; Stages; Wright; Ivonette Stokes; 1865-1940; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Wright, Milton; 1828-1917; Medal ceremonies; Ten Dayton Boys; Performance art; Church of the United Brethren in Christ; Children performance; Jameson; Leontine Wright; 1898-1977; Grandstands; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Soldiers