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


Bishop Milton and Lorin Wright are looking on as Orville and Wilbur Wright take part in the opening ceremonies during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration on the morning of June 17, 1909. A herald is assisting Orville from his seat while the spectators at the ceremony look on. The opening ceremonies were held at Van Cleve Park (also known historically as Newcom Park or the Log Cabin Park), which is now RiverScape MetroPark. Members of the Ten Dayton Boys Club, specifically Wilbur Landis, can be seen in the background behind Lorin Wright.

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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_024; Actors; Opening ceremonies; Stages; Wright, Milton, 1828-1917; Wright, Lorin, 1862-1939; Landis; Wilbur E.; 1862-1932; Church of the United Brethren in Christ; Rites and ceremonies; Courts and courtiers; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Ten Dayton Boys; Parks--Ohio--Montgomery County; RiverScape MetroPark (Dayton, Ohio); Heralds; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Van Cleve Park (Dayton, Ohio)


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