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OARBAC Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest Collection
Description: Photograph titled "Farm Auction," showing three men amid a small crowd during an auction taking place outside a large barn. The man in the center holds up what appears to be a sausage press. The man at left looks behind him while resting his hand on a basket of other small implements. The man on the right, possibly the auctioneer, looks at the camera while gesturing with his index finger. The image was submitted by photographer Matt McGookey of Castalia, 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_B02F112_02_01
Subjects: American Revolution Bicentennial (1976); Food production; Tools and equipment; Farms; Rural life; Auctions;
Places: Castalia (Ohio); Erie County (Ohio)