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OARBAC Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest Collection
Description: This photograph shows a crowd of people gathered on either side of a city street, possibly watching a parade. In the street, dance partners perform in what appears to be 1950s American attire, notably distinct from the crowd's clothing. The image was submitted by photographer George Wing in the Amateur category of the Spirit of Ohio Bicentennial Photo Contest. The photographer's city of origin is not listed. 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_B04F17_02_1
Subjects: American Revolution Bicentennial (1976); Parades; Dancers;
Places: Ohio