Original 1st printing 14&1/8 x 19&7/8" concert poster for the Grateful ("Greatful") Dead appearing with Sopwith Camel at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, CA from 8/19-20/1966.
Art by Alton Kelley with Stanley Mouse (whom has also SIGNED the poster in pencil in the lower left corner), image ("Frankenstein") is # 22 in the Family Dog/Avalon series.
Medium-thick flat vellum stock poster has been professionally restored to near mint (A-/B+) condition; the corners, left center and top center margins have had pin/tack holes filled in/touched up (VERY sharp work, there is a TINY hole remaining in the "f" of "Grateful), there is a thin bend in the lower right corner that appears to have been flattened/pressed, but other than that the poster is mostly in clean shape... all of the restoration work is VERY well-hidden on this example.
A FANTASTIC ARTIST-SIGNED 1st printing specimen of this early Grateful Dead poster from the Avalon. According to some sources, this was the same weekend that Warner Brothers' Joe Smith signed the Dead to their recording contract. Historic Dead!