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MS-192: Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration Collection
Orville, Wilbur and Bishop Milton Wright are on stage at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration medals ceremony held on the morning of Friday June 18, 1909 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Both Wilbur and Orville have their hats off and resting against their chests. Ivonette and Leontine Wright, the children of Lorin Wright, stand behind them. Wilbur Landis, member of the Ten Dayton Boys Club, is behind the two girls. J. Sprigg McMahon, director of the ceremony, is on the far left of the image with Lt. Frank P. Lahm, United States Army Signal Corps, to his left. Behind them the various guests are looking back toward the grandstands at school children who are clothed in red, white, and blue to form a United States of America flag.
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ms192_007; Grandstands; Jameson, Leontine Wright, 1898-1977; McMahon, J. Sprigg, 1869-1931; Landis, Wilbur E.; 1862-1932; Montgomery County Fairgrounds (Ohio); Lahm, Frank Purdy, 1877-1963; Church of the United Brethren in Christ; United States. Army--Officers; Children performance; Wright, Orville, 1871-1948; Flags--United States; Ten Dayton Boys; Rites and ceremonies; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Child artists; Medal ceremonies; Wright, Milton, 1828-1917; Miller, Ivonette Wright, 1896-1995; Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912