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Original 1st printing 13&1/8 x 18&5/8" concert/event poster for the Haight-Ashbury Festival, a benefit for the Haight-Ashbury Children's Center, held at the Golden Gate Park Panhandle in San Francisco, CA from 5/24-25/1969.
Poster lists appearances by Country Joe McDonald, the Afro-Cubanos, Pipe Joint Compound, Johnny Sunshine, the Pitschell Players and many more.
Art by Wes Wilson, image is featured in the Art of Rock book on page 206 (plate 2.243).
Medium-thick flat vellum stock poster is in decent (B/B-) condition; most of the damage on this example is on the reverse side- it was glued to something at one point (a wall, maybe?), and the removal process caused several decent sized-pulls/thinning of the paper in a couple of areas (especially around where it says, "Pitschell"), along with leaving behind a couple of rather large glue residue stains and a pair of large moisture stains... definitely a bit on the worn side.
The front of the poster displays a bit of light spotting/subtle aging in the white figure, plus a small; 1" diagonal bend in the upper right corner, a few stray edge dings/corner-tip bumps, slight moisture warping to the paper, several tiny dings and creases hiding within the image area and a couple of ULTRA-tiny pin-prick holes around "Pitschell" from the pull on the reverse, but it doesn't look that bad all told- it still displays pretty nicely.
While this example may have seen better days, it still has a very charming look to it. Great period piece with really cool lettering.