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


The image shows an overhead view of the Court of Honor located on North Main Street in Dayton, Ohio during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration. Crowds are walking between the sculptures and columns that line the edge of the street, as the end of the parade approaches the Soldier's Monument. The image shows Main Street looking north from Third Street toward the Soldier's Monument. In the foreground, a polar bear can be seen, as part of the advertisement, above the Ahlers Fur Store located at the Teutonia Bank Building at the northeast corner of Market Street and Main Street. The building on the left side of the image is the Phillips House Co. at the Southwest Corner of Third Street and Main. There is a sign near the corner of this building for Geo. F. Merry Optician at 5 South Main. The Montgomery County Courthouse is located at the top and center of the image and the First Baptist Church is near the upper right corner. Another sign can be seen near the Montgomery County Courthouse for the Chas. E. Underwood Confectioner Company at 29 and 31 North Main Street. The large building, in the upper right corner, is the Harbour Apartments located at 245 North Main Street.

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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_069; Streets--Ohio; Dayton--Courthouses; Teutonia Bank Building (Dayton, Ohio); William H. Ahlers Fur Store (Dayton, Ohio); Court of Honor; Courthouses--Ohio; Advertising; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Geo. F. Merry Optician (Dayton, Ohio); Spectators; Main Street (Dayton, Ohio); Flags--United States; Streets--Ohio--Dayton; Horchert, Joseph A.; Dayton--Streets; Signs and signboards; Parades; Phillips House Co. (Dayton, Ohio); Kabierske, Henry; Horse-drawn vehicles; Courthouses; First Baptist Church (Dayton, Ohio); Private Fair Soldiers' Monument (Dayton, Ohio); Carriages and carts; Columns; Charles E. Underwood Confectioner Company (Dayton, Ohio); Horses


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