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OARBAC Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest Collection
Description: Portrait of three children smiling for the camera at Westside Daycare Center in Columbus, Ohio, October 1976. The child care center was a United Way agency, opened in 1927 and located on North Grubb Street on Columbus's West Side. It was part of the Westside-Eastside Child Care Centers Association, founded in 1887--the oldest such operation in Central Ohio. The photograph was taken by photographer Patricia Scott of Columbus and submitted 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_B02F141_01_01
Subjects: American Revolution Bicentennial (1976); Children; African American Ohioans; Playgrounds; Child care
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)