Wonderful and sizeable collection of over 100 photographs documenting a small group's road trip to Woodstock and weekend there.
Very good plus.
From road to campsite to town to wilderness, a well-ordered document of one group's Woodstock Festival experiences. While including several shots of stage construction and obligatory views of the immense festival crowds, as well as shots of vendors and close-ups of concert-goers, this collection is compelling for its personal focus. In a small number of pre-Woodstock photos dated July '69, a musical ensemble performs with trumpet, flute, keyboards, and guitar; in August, at the festival itself, the same ensemble plays on a small stage away from the main action (though not the official second stage). There are trips to the falls to frolic nude in the splendor of Nature; tents put up; drugs smoked; several attempts, finally successful, to light a fire; the Earthlight Theater's Aquarian Expo; a geodesic dome is erected; the town of Woodstock itself. And most importantly, loving photographs of every dog they brought along or met on the way, one local goat, and one counterculture kitten. The images also capture many of the festival's most iconic images and moments: the Merry Prankster Bus, Jimi Hendrix performing (from close vantage and several points-of-view), the imposing scaffolding of the sound and light towers, etc. A remarkable collection, taken by an active participant, capturing both the epic scope and smaller daily realities of this generation-defining event.
First edition. [July-August 1969]. 115 3.5'' x 5'' vintage photographs, of which 10 are in black and white and 105 in color. Moderate edgewear. Remnants of mounting materials and heavy scuffing to some color photographs, all restricted to versos only.
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