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


The image shows men in costume dressed as pilgrims walking with an ox cart during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration parade. The ox cart was part of the history of locomotion in America section of the parade which started with the birch bark canoe and ended with the Wright Flyer. A Conestoga wagon can be seen in the background. The photograph was taken in a residential area near downtown Dayton and spectators are on the sides of the street. 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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Photographic Negative


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Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms192_100; Horchert; Joseph A.; Wagons; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Horses; Ox driving; Horse-drawn vehicles; Actors; Parades; Ox teams; Oxen; Spectators; Kabierske; Henry; Carriages and carts; Dayton--Streets; Actors as pilgrims; Parade floats; Streets--Ohio--Dayton; Streets--Ohio; Pilgrims and pilgrimages


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