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


Horse-drawn carriages are racing down Main Street in the Dayton Fire Department exhibition fire run during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration. The carriages were carrying Fire Chief Frank B. Ramby and three fire marshals, Edward Madigan, Harry James, and Ed Geisler. The exhibition fire run took place on Main Street starting at Sixth Street and ending at the Soldier's Monument and passed through the entire Court of Honor. Soldiers from the Second and Third Regiment of the Ohio National Guard are standing in the street waiting to be reviewed after the fire exhibition. Lining the side of street are spectators watching the exhibition. Behind the spectators are signs for Kramer, Voit, Co. at 22 North Main Street, Geo. C. Albert Cigar Store at 20 North Main Street, Anderton and Son Jewelry Store at 18 North Main Street, John C. Good Drug Store at 16 North Main Street, Benj. F. Hershey Law Offices at 14 North Main Street, Francis M. Thompson Law Offices at Room 10, 12 North Main Street, and the J. S. Horner Piano Store at 10 North Main Street. A boxed piano can be seen in front of this store.

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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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Photographic Negative


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Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms192_045; Advertising; Geo. C. Albert's Cigar Store (Dayton; Ohio); Soldiers; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Ohio--Militia; Geisler; Ed; Carriages and carts; John C. Good Drug Company (Dayton; Ohio); Kabierske; Henry; Fire departments--Officials and employees; Signs and signboards; J. S. Horner Piano Store (Dayton; Ohio); Francis M. Thompson Law Offices (Dayton; Ohio); Columns; Court of Honor; Flags--United States; Ramby; Frank B.; James; Harry; Horse-drawn vehicles; Fire departments--Equipment and supplies; Fire drills; Dayton Fire Department (Ohio); Kramer; Voit and Company (Dayton; Ohio); Madigan; Edward; Spectators; Ohio. Army National Guard; Parades; Horchert; Joseph A.; Benjamin F. Hershey Law Offices (Dayton; Ohio); Horses; Anderton and Son Jewelry Store (Dayton; Ohio)


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