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MS-192: Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration Collection
This image shows a horse-drawn float of a model hot air balloon during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration. The float is on a residential street in Dayton, Ohio and is being viewed by spectators from the sidewalks. Behind the float is a herald announcing the dirigible balloon as the next mode of transportation. The history of locomotion in America section of the parade featured floats representing various modes of transportation starting with the birch bark canoe and ending with a model of the Wright Flyer. All of the floats for the parade were sculpted by Joseph Horchert and designed by Henry Kabierske. Kabierske, of Fischer and Sons in Philadelphia, also designed most of the decorations for the event.
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ms192_080; Balloons; Horses; Parades; Kabierske, Henry; Streets--Ohio--Dayton; Horse-drawn vehicles; Streets--Ohio; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Flags--United States; Spectators; Hot air balloons; Parade floats; Horchert, Joseph A.; Dayton--Streets