Polo Grounds - Golden Gate Park 1/14/67
The Human Be-In is generally considered to be one of the most important events in the hippie/counter culture movement. It was held at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and featured “All S. F. Rock Groups,” including the Grateful Dead, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Country Joe & The Fish, Quicksilver Messenger Service, as well as Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, and Jerry Rubin. Several different posters and handbills were made for the event, with this one being designed by Michael Bowen.
This image was only produced in handbill form and two types exist. The first type has a central image that contains the portraits of five different Indians. The second type has a map portraying how to get to the venue. Both types come in different colors.
All types of these original handbills are printed on thin stock and measure approximately 8Â½" x11".
- Michael Bowen