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


The image shows a float, with a bald eagle on the side, being pulled by ten white horses. Riding on the float is the Parade Queen, Helen B. Fishter, who is holding a model of the Wright Flyer. Fishter was dressed to resemble Columbia, representing the United States of America. Riding on the float with her are individuals, who represented all the nations in the world, paying homage to the Wright Brother's and their invention. 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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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_090; Actors; Parade floats; Streets--Ohio; Queens; Fishter, Helen B.; Airplanes; Horchert, Joseph A.; Courts and courtiers; Streets--Ohio--Dayton; Parade Queens; Flags--United States; Kabierske, Henry; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Dayton--Streets; Spectators; Parades


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