Fourth of July celebration at East Harbor State Park   Save
OARBAC Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest Collection
Description: A man and woman wearing Revolutionary War-era costumes pose on a decorated boat at East Harbor State Park in Lakeside, Ohio, on July 4, 1976. The woman appears to be dressed as Betsy Ross with an American flag, while the man holds a large prop of the Declaration of Independence. The image was submitted by photographer Charles Bixler of Fremont, 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_B02F38_01_01
Subjects: American Revolution Bicentennial (1976); Fourth of July celebrations; Costumes; Patriotic symbols; Boats and boating; Lake Erie;
Places: Lakeside (Ohio); Ottawa County (Ohio)