Uncle Sam waiting for festivities photograph   Save
OARBAC Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest Collection
Description: Photograph showing two men leaning against a chain link fence. One is dressed as Uncle Sam, while the other wears an MP uniform and armband. The image was submitted by photographer John Sheckler of Middletown, Ohio, in the Professional category of the Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest. Sheckler provided a caption on the photograph's reverse that reads, "Uncle Sam waits for the festivities at an amusement park." 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_B02F13_02_01
Subjects: American Revolution Bicentennial (1976); Celebrations; Costumes; Patriotic symbols
Places: Middletown (Ohio); Butler County (Ohio)