West Carrollton Junior High students in flag formation   Save
OARBAC Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest Collection
Description: Photograph of West Carrollton Junior High School students gathered in the stadium on the junior high's Bicentennial Day, May 1976. The students wear either red, white or blue, and are formed into the American flag in the bleachers. The image was submitted by photographer Willard L. Frush of West Carrollton 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_B02F66_01_01
Subjects: American Revolution Bicentennial (1976); Students; Patriotic symbols; Flags; Celebrations
Places: West Carrollton (Ohio); Montgomery County (Ohio)