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


A Dayton Fire Department combination wagon is in the exhibition fire run during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration. The horse drawn wagon has five firefighters riding on it. 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 the street are spectators watching the exhibition. Behind the spectators are signs for Dayton businesses including the 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, Montgomery County Mutual Insurance Company at 12 North Main Street, and J. S. Horner Piano Store at 10 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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Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms192_073; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Fire departments--Equipment and supplies; Anderton and Son Jewelry Store (Dayton, Ohio); Benjamin F. Hershey Law Offices (Dayton, Ohio); Columns; Wagons; Fire engines; Flags--United States; Fire departments--Officials and employees; Parades; Court of Honor; Firefighting equipment; Ohio--Militia; Advertising; Fire fighters; Spectators; Geo. C. Albert's Cigar Store (Dayton, Ohio); Hook and ladder fire wagons; Horse-drawn vehicles; Horses; John C. Good Drug Company (Dayton, Ohio); Montgomery County Mutual Insurance Company (Dayton, Ohio); Dayton Fire Department (Ohio); Adolph Grossman Photographer (Dayton, Ohio); Fire drills; Signs and signboards; Soldiers; Horchert, Joseph A.; Ohio. Army National Guard


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