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


The image shows a horse-drawn parade float featuring a birch bark canoe and Native American performers at the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration. The history of locomotion in America was a section of the parade that started with the birch bark canoe and ended 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. The image shows the float in a residential area of downtown Dayton, Ohio.

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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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Photographic Negative


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Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms192_082; Horchert, Joseph A.; Parades; Indians of North America--Boats; Streets--Ohio--Dayton; Canoes and canoeing; Actors; Flags--United States; Kabierske, Henry; Horses; Spectators; Dayton--Streets; Indians of North America--Drama; Streets--Ohio; Horse-drawn vehicles; Indians of North America--Clothing; Parade floats; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909


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