A Collection of 81 Different 1960s Hippie Photographs

Price: $3,500.00

Unbound. A collection of mostly counterculture related photographs circa 1969 by a little-known young Baltimore photographer. A few are signed with a Baltimore address. 81 prints. All but one are in black and white. A small crease to the corner of one image, a few small spots on another, and light foxing on a few of the cardboard mounts, but the condition is generally fine. The images break down into the following groups: 1. Thirty-seven large images mounted on oversize cardboard prepared for an exhibition. Subjects include nude hippie chicks (some with body paint), an Allen Ginsberg poetry reading, bikers, a couple of variations on a cemetery, and an outdoor concert (possibly Woodstock); 2. Thirteen larger unmounted images, subjects include nude hippie chicks (more with body paint), pot smokers, and rock and roll and bluegrass bands; 3. Thirteen smaller images mounted on cardboard for exhibition, all of Frank Zappa and his band; and 4. Eighteen smaller images, unmounted, subjects include nude hippie chicks (still more with body paint: apparently there was a sale), rock bands, and Sikhs. Anecdotally, we understand that the photographer later decided to adopt a Sikh philosophy and lifestyle. Not overly distinguished as fine art photography, but a reasonably serious, interesting, and pleasingly typical collection of photographs devoted overwhelmingly to the hippie era.

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A Collection of 81 Different 1960s Hippie Photographs