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


Patterson School boys, dressed as colonial soldiers, are marching during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration opening ceremonies. Thirty-two pupils from the Patterson School, under the direction of Charles Hilgeman, performed a drill at the end of the opening ceremonies. The photograph shows the boys marching in formation down the street. In the background is a crowd watching the event including the heralds that accompanied Jonathan Dayton. Also in the background toward the center is Wilbur C. Kennedy dressed in a dark costume portraying Jonathan Dayton. 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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Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms192_089; Heralds; Soldiers; Rites and ceremonies; Dayton; Jonathan--Portrayals; Actors as soldiers; Kennedy, Wilbur C.; Dayton; Jonathan--Exhibitions; Dayton; Jonathan--Drama; Child actors; Opening ceremonies; RiverScape MetroPark (Dayton, Ohio); Actors; Patterson School (Dayton, Ohio); Van Cleve Park (Dayton, Ohio); Courts and courtiers; United States. Army; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Spectators; Parks--Ohio--Montgomery County; Children performance


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