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MS-192: Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration Collection
The image shows a woman riding in a sedan chair during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration parade. The sedan chair was part of the history of locomotion in the America section of the parade which started with a birch bark canoe and ended with a model of the Wright Flyer. A crowd lines both sides of the street to view the parade in a residential area of Dayton, Ohio. All of the floats for the parade were sculpted by Joseph Horchert and designed by Henry Kabierske. Kabierske, of Fischer and Sons in Philadelphia, also designed most of the decorations for the event.
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ms192_039; Parade floats; Streets--Ohio--Dayton; Flags--United States; Streets--Ohio; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Dayton--Streets; Kabierske, Henry; Sedan chairs; Spectators; Horchert, Joseph A.; Parades