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MS-192: Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration Collection
The float in this image shows a model of a railroad locomotive steam engine that has the markings P.M. & L.R.R. on the side, as well as, the number 44. The float is being drawn by horses through a residential section of Dayton and is being viewed by spectators on the side of the street. During the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration 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_081; Horse-drawn vehicles; Streets--Ohio; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Railroad cars; Spectators; Actors; Dayton--Streets; Kabierske, Henry; Parade floats; Flags--United States; Parades; Locomotives; Horses; Horchert, Joseph A.; Streets--Ohio--Dayton