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MS-192: Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration Collection
Wilbur and Orville Wright are accepting City of Dayton medals from Mayor Edward E. Burkhart during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration medals ceremony held on the morning of Friday June 18, 1909 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Ivonette and Leontine Wright, the daughters of Lorin Wright, are seated on the stage behind them. Frank P. Lahm, United States Army Signal Corps, is at the far left side of the image. In the grandstands, school children are clothed in red, white, and blue to form a United States of America flag.
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ms192_005; Grandstands; Lahm; Frank Purdy; 1877-1963; Medal ceremonies; Medals; Performance art; Mayors--Ohio--Dayton; Burkhart; Edward E.; 1872-1926; Spectators; Children performance; Wright; Orville; 1871-1948; Flags--United States; Stages; Rites and ceremonies; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Child artists; Montgomery County Fairgrounds (Ohio); Miller; Ivonette Wright; 1896-1995; Jameson; Leontine Wright; 1898-1977; Wright; Wilbur; 1867-1912