Concrete bridge in Orrville photograph   Save
OARBAC Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest Collection
Description: Photograph of a graffitied bridge taken by Jon Kinney and Ken Blum of Orrville, Ohio. "Orrville 42 Wooster 27" is spray-painted across the top, likely in reference to a football score in the long-running rivalry between the two high school varsity football teams. The numbers 7 and 6 flank the bridge in honor of the United States Bicentennial. The image was one of ten to win Honorable Mention in the Professional category of the Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest. In August 1976, the Ohio American Revolution Bicentennial Advisory Committee (OARBAC) began the Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest as part of a larger effort in Ohio to celebrate the 1976 American Bicentennial. The contest was meant to document "the spirit and character of the people and places which represent Ohio during [the] bicentennial year," and to create a permanent photographic archive of the year's festivity for use by future researchers. Both professional and amateur photographers submitted over 500 photographs for consideration, all taken within the state between January 1 and December 31, 1976. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA2734AV_B01_19
Subjects: American Revolution Bicentennial (1976); Bridges; Automobiles; Sports rivalries
Places: Orrville (Ohio); Wayne County (Ohio)