: Photograph showing riders of different ages on decorated bicycles, as onlookers watch from the sidewalk. The rider closest to the camera has a red, white and blue cake prop mounted on his bicycle that reads "Happy Birthday America." It was taken in East Palestine, Ohio, likely on the Fourth of July 1976. The image was submitted by photographer Dena Bozick of East Palestine 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.
: SA2734AV_B02F42_01_01 Subjects
: American Revolution Bicentennial (1976); Parades; Bicycles and bicycling; Fourth of July celebrations; Patriotic symbols; Places
: East Palestine (Ohio); Columbiana County (Ohio)