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MS-192: Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration Collection
Wilbur Wright is accepting the State of Ohio medal from Governor Judson Harmon during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration medals ceremony held on the morning of Friday June 18, 1909 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. On the far left side of the image is Lieutenant Frank P. Lahm of the United States Army Signal Corps. Seated behind Wilbur Wright are Leontine and Ivonette Wright, the daughters of Lorin Wright, and Katharine Wright. In the background, Milton Wright, the son of Lorin Wright, is seated between Wilbur Wright and Governor Harmon. In the grandstand, school children are clothed in red, white, and blue to form the United States of America flag.
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ms192_051; Spectators; Haskell; Katharine Wright; 1874-1929; Rites and ceremonies; Wright; Milton; 1892-1961; Stages; Medal ceremonies; Grandstands; Church of the United Brethren in Christ; Medals; Child artists; Montgomery County Fairgrounds (Ohio); Performance art; Flags--United States; Governors--Ohio; Jameson; Leontine Wright; 1898-1977; Harmon; Judson; 1846-1927; Wright; Wilbur; 1867-1912; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Children performance; Miller; Ivonette Wright; 1896-1995; Wright; Milton; 1828-1917; Wright; Orville; 1871-1948