: This elevated photograph shows Boy Scouts carrying an enormous American flag down a crowd-lined street during a Memorial Day parade in Canton, Ohio. A caption on the reverse reads "Old Glory was never more glorious than in 1976, when she appeared in Canton's Memorial Day Parade and again in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Parade in May and August, 1976." The image was submitted by photographer R. C. Bixler of Canton 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.
: SA2734AV_B02F01_06_01 Subjects
: American Revolution Bicentennial (1976); Flags; Boy Scouts of America; Holidays; Parades--Ohio; Places
: Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)