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


A herald and a member of the continental drum corps are addressing the crowds during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration opening ceremonies. A person dressed as a continental soldier is standing on a stool in the middle of Monument Avenue facing west and holding a bugle. A herald stands next to him looking toward the sky and holding a scroll. At the end of the opening ceremony, heralds were sent out to spread the word of the Wright Brothers' accomplishments. Soldiers from the Second and Third Regiments of the Ohio National Guard are throughout the image, as well as, spectators along the side of the street. In the background is Steele High School. The opening ceremonies were held at Van Cleve Park (also known historically as Newcom Park or the Log Cabin Park), which is now RiverScape MetroPark.

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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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ms192_087; Parks--Ohio--Montgomery County; Van Cleve Park (Dayton, Ohio); Rites and ceremonies; Actors; Dayton--Streets; Patterson School (Dayton, Ohio); Musical instruments; Opening ceremonies; United States. Army; Spectators; Actors as soldiers; Streets--Ohio--Dayton; Bugle; Steele High School (Dayton, Ohio); Ohio--Militia; Streets--Ohio; RiverScape MetroPark (Dayton, Ohio); Courts and courtiers; Soldiers; Ohio. Army National Guard; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909


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