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MS-192: Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration Collection
The photograph shows children dressed as Uncle Sam and Miss Columbia riding in a run-about cart in the parade during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration. The children were pulled by a small black pony and the run-about cart had an American flag draped over the back with a Bald Eagle on top. Uncle Sam was played by 12-year-old Russel Storck and Miss Columbia was 10-year-old Florence Lane. They were riding ahead of the postal clerks in the seventh division of the parade. A crowd lines both sides of the street to view the parade in a residential area of Dayton, Ohio.
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ms192_059; Actors; Flags--United States; Parade floats; Horses; Streets--Ohio; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Spectators; Child artists; Children performance; Parades; Horse-drawn vehicles; Marching; Dayton--Streets; Carriages and carts; Streets--Ohio--Dayton