Grooming during Bicentennial Wagon Train photograph   Save
OARBAC Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest Collection
Description: Photograph titled "Grooming," showing a participant in the Bicentennial Wagon Train that traveled cross country to celebrate the United States Bicentennial combing his horse. The commemorative group was stopped outside Town Hall in Richfield, Ohio, on June 6, 1976. The image was submitted by photographer Lenore Nichols of Seville, Ohio, in the Amateur 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_B02F110_02_01
Subjects: American Revolution Bicentennial (1976); Horse-drawn vehicles; Historical reenactments; Commemorations; Horses
Places: Richfield (Ohio); Summit County (Ohio)