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MS-192: Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration Collection
Governor Judson Harmon is displaying the State of Ohio medal to the crowd at the medals ceremony during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration held on the morning of Friday June 18, 1909 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Wilbur, Orville, and Bishop Milton Wright are seated on the stage. Milton Wright, the son of Lorin Wright, is seated to the right of the Bishop. Reuchlin Wright is seen at the end of the front row. Leontine Wright, the daughter of Lorin Wright, is behind Wilbur. Seated behind Leontine 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. Behind Orville Wright, Katharine Wright is seen smiling. The wife of Lorin Wright, Ivonette Stokes Wright, is behind Bishop Milton Wright. In the grandstands, school children are clothed in red, white, and blue to form the United States of America flag.
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ms192_029; Rites and ceremonies; Child artists; Grandstands; Spectators; Flags--United States; Ten Dayton Boys; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912; Church of the United Brethren in Christ; Wright, Reuchlin, 1861-1920; Landis, Wilbur E., 1862-1932; Stages; Medals; Performance art; Haskell, Katharine Wright, 1874-1929; Wright, Milton, 1828-1917; Harmon, Judson, 1846-1927; Wright, Ivonette Stokes, 1865-1940; Montgomery County Fairgrounds (Ohio); Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Children performance; Wright, Milton, 1892-1961; Medal ceremonies; Governors--Ohio; Jameson, Leontine Wright, 1898-1977