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


Wilbur C. Kennedy, acting as Jonathan Dayton, is standing in front of Bishop Milton, Orville, and Wilbur Wright during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration opening ceremonies on the morning of June 17, 1909. Mayor Edward E. Burkhart is on the right leaning toward Orville and Wilbur. Behind Orville is Lorin Wright. On the left is Frank Gilbert, a member of the Ten Dayton Boys Club. In the background, crowds and decorations can be seen. 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.

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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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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


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