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


Patterson School boys, dressed as colonial soldiers, are standing at attention during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration opening ceremonies on the morning of June 17, 1909. Thirty-two pupils from the Patterson School under the direction of Charles Hilgeman performed a drill at the end of the opening ceremonies. The photograph shows the boys in a line starting to turn to the left while another boy directs them from the side. In the background is a crowd of spectators watching the event. 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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Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms192_054; Opening ceremonies; Soldiers; Actors; Patterson School (Dayton, Ohio); Children performance; Actors as soldiers; RiverScape MetroPark (Dayton, Ohio); Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Rites and ceremonies; United States. Army; Child actors; Parks--Ohio--Montgomery County; Van Cleve Park (Dayton, Ohio)


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