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


This image shows a float with people riding on it and features a model dirigible airship floating above two small houses. It is being pulled by four dark horses draped in white cloth through a residential section of Dayton and being viewed by spectators along the side of the street. The float was the second to last in the locomotion section of the parade during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration. Walking behind the float are people dressed in colonial style uniforms. The locomotion section of the parade featured various modes of transportation starting with a 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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Photographic Negative


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Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms192_101; Actors; Horchert, Joseph A.; Parade floats; Streets--Ohio--Dayton; Spectators; Flags--United States; Actors as soldiers; Horses; Airships; Wagons; Parades; Horse-drawn vehicles; Kabierske, Henry; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Dayton--Streets; Streets--Ohio; United States. Army; Soldiers


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