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


A Dayton Fire Department combination hose wagon is in the exhibition fire run during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration. The horse drawn wagon is heading north on Main Street and has five firefighters, with number fours on their helmets, riding on it. Company four was located at Main and Monument in downtown Dayton. Firefighting equipment is hanging from the sides of the wagon. The exhibition fire run took place on Main Street starting at Sixth Street and ending at the Soldier's Monument and passed through the entire Court of Honor. Soldiers from the Second and Third Regiment of the Ohio National Guard are standing in the street waiting to be reviewed after the fire exhibition. Lining the side of street are spectators watching the exhibition. Behind the spectators are signs for Geo. C. Albert's Cigar Store at 20 North Main Street, Anderton and Son Jewelry Store at 18 North Main Street, John C. Good Drug Store at 16 North Main Street, Benjamin F. Hershey Law Offices at 14 North Main Street, Adolph Grossman Photography at 12 North Main Street, and Montgomery County Mutual Insurance Company at 12 North Main Street. On the upper side of a building a sign for H. E. Collis Clothing can be seen with a hand pointing to the street. Below that sign is another advertisement that reads, "Straiton and Storm's Owl Cigar now five cents Henry Straus, Distributor, Cincinnati, Ohio." On the right side of the image is the bottom corner of the Conover Building located at the southeast corner of Third Street and Main Street. The large building to the left of the Conover Building is the Callahan Bank Building located at the northeast corner of Third Street and 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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Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms192_072; Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Hook and ladder fire wagons; Callahan Bank Building (Dayton, Ohio); Anderton and Son Jewelry Store (Dayton, Ohio); Conover Building (Dayton, Ohio); Court of Honor; Signs and signboards; John C. Good Drug Company (Dayton, Ohio); Fire departments--Officials and employees; Flags--United States; Ohio--Militia; Parades; Fire departments--Equipment and supplies; Columns; Horchert, Joseph A.; Geo. C. Albert's Cigar Store (Dayton, Ohio); Straiton and Storm's Owl Cigar (Cincinnati; Ohio); Firefighting equipment; Advertising; Fire engines; Dayton Fire Department (Ohio); Soldiers; Wagons; Fire fighters; Adolph Grossman Photographer (Dayton, Ohio); Montgomery County Mutual Insurance Company (Dayton, Ohio); Fire drills; Ohio. Army National Guard; Spectators; Benjamin F. Hershey Law Offices (Dayton, Ohio); H. E. Collis Clothing Store (Dayton, Ohio)


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