Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Collection
Scope and Content
The collection visually documents the two-day Homecoming Celebration which was a salute to the Wrights' accomplishments in aviation. The Wrights had just returned from successful exhibition flights in France, Germany, and Italy where they received accolades from heads of states and gained fame throughout Europe. The event included receptions, parades, concerts, and firework displays all in honor of Dayton's hometown heroes. Daytonians were even given the opportunity to shake hands with Orville and Wilbur at the Dayton YMCA building, then on the corner of Third and Ludlow. On June 18th, at a ceremony at the fairgrounds, Orville and Wilbur received a Congressional Medal, a State of Ohio gold medal presented by Governor Judson Harmon, and a City of Dayton medal from Mayor Edward E. Burkhardt.
Photographs from this collection are available for viewing in CORE Scholar, the Campus Online Repository, at: http://corescholar.libraries.wright.edu/special_ms192_photographs/. To search for a specific image in CORE Scholar, search for the item using the following format: ms192_xxx, where "xxx" represents the three-digit image number listed in the finding aid. If the image number is less than 3 digits, include leading zeroes. For example, to locate image #1, search for ms192_001.
- June 1909
- Iddings, Andrew S., 1880-1974 (Person)
Restrictions on Access
There are no restrictions on accessing materials in this collection.
Restrictions on Use
There are no donor restrictions on the use of this collection. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
Biography of Andrew S. Iddings
Andrew S. Iddings was born on October 18, 1880, in Dayton, Ohio. He was a lawyer by profession, but was also interested in exploration and photography. In 1902, he was given the opportunity to tour the Canadian Northwest as a guest of the Canadian government. Later he traveled to many parts of the world including Mexico, and parts of the Near East, South America, and Africa. During his travels Iddings tried to capture the wonders of these areas with his camera. Working for the Keystone View Company, he took thousands of stereographic photographs that entertained and educated Americans on various cultures of the world. Iddings was always a supporter of Dayton, Ohio. He served on many different civic and cultural boards until his death in 1974 and the age of 93.
1.0 linear feet
Language of Materials
Collection consists of negatives with accompanying contact prints, taken by Andrew S. Iddings, of the June 17-18, 1909 Dayton Homecoming Celebration to honor Orville and Wilbur Wright for their achievements in flight. In addition to members of the Wright family, other notable figures in the photographs are Ohio Governor Judson Harmon, Dayton Mayor Edward E. Burkhardt, General James Allen, and Lt. Frank Lahm.
Statement of Arrangement
Arranged in original order received.
Other Finding Aid
A complete finding aid, including descriptions of each photograph, is available on the Special Collections & Archives, Wright State University Libraries web site at http://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/collection_guides/guide_files/ms192.pdf .
Photographs from this collection are available for viewing in CORE Scholar, the Campus Online Repository, at: http://corescholar.libraries.wright.edu/special_ms192_photographs/.
The Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Collection was accessioned into the Wright State University Special Collection and Archives in August of 1976. The collection was donated by Brooks Walters, whose mother was a first cousin of Iddings.
Processed by Archives Staff, and updated to DACS standard in 2014.
- Allen, James, 1849-1933 -- Photographs
- Burkhardt, Edward E. -- Photographs
- Dayton (Ohio) -- History -- 20th century
- Dayton (Ohio) -- Pictorial works
- Dayton (Ohio) Homecoming Celebration -- 1909
- Harmon, Judson, 1846-1927 -- Photographs
- Haskell, Katharine Wright, 1874-1929 -- Photographs
- Lahm, Frank Purdy, 1877-1963 -- Photographs
- Miller, Ivonette Wright, 1896-1995 -- Photographs
- Negatives (photographs)
- Wright, Lorin, 1862-1939 -- Photographs
- Wright, Milton, 1828-1917 -- Photographs
- Wright, Orville, 1871-1948 -- Photographs
- Wright, Reuchlin, 1861-1920 -- Photographs
- Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912 -- Photographs
- Guide to the Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Collection (MS-192)
- Finding aid prepared by Staff Archivist
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 2014: Finding aid revised to DACS standards.