Bishop Wright, Lorin, Orville and Wilbur Wright at the Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration, Dayton, Ohio, June 1909

Summary

Five and a half years after their first flight, Wilbur and Orville Wright were finally honored for their achievement by their hometown of Dayton, Ohio. On June 17-18, 1909, banners decorated Dayton's streets, fireworks lit the sky, and the brothers received medals from the U.S. Congress, the State of Ohio and the City of Dayton in a gala public ceremony.

Five and a half years after their first flight, Wilbur and Orville Wright were finally honored for their achievement by their hometown of Dayton, Ohio. On June 17-18, 1909, banners decorated Dayton's streets, fireworks lit the sky, and the brothers received medals from the U.S. Congress, the State of Ohio and the City of Dayton in a gala public ceremony.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

17 June 1909-18 June 1909

Creators

Unknown

Collection Title

Wright Brothers Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

82.300.1623.27

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7 in

Width: 5 in

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