beat era

1960s

This is a black and white photograph of a group of young men and women standing in a field of flowers. A man with long dark hair plays a guitar just left of center surrounded by the group. A man...

1967

This is a black and white photograph of a young girl with blond hair, who has an American Flag draped around her body. She is holding the hand of a man in a dark suit who is partially visible at...

1965

This is a black and white photograph of Alan Ginsberg, Michael McClure, and Bruce Conner chanting while sitting cross-legged on the floor in front of a bay window. Ginsberg holds finger cymbals...

1967

This is a black and white photograph of Mickey Dolenz of the band The Monkees seen in profile wearing a feather headdress.

1965

This is a black and white photograph of Michael McClure and Bruce Conner playing instruments while standing on a staircase in front of a building entrance. Conner stands at center wearing a dark...

1967

This is a black and white photograph of Brian Jones. Jones is photographed against a dark background with a spotlight revealing his head and shoulders. Jones appears in profile facing right with...

1965

This is a black and white photograph of Allen Ginsberg sitting at a table preparing a bowl of cereal. Ginsberg is shirtless and holds a large paper bag of Candy Cane Sugar up above a bowl...

1969

This is a black and white photograph of a group of people riding a motorcycle through a field of flowers. A man sits on the seat of the motorcycle and steers, while a young girl sits in front of...

1967

This is a black and white portrait photograph of Brian Jones. The composition shows Jones with shoulder-length hair, bangs, and sideburns in three-quarter profile. He wears a lacy cravat and a...

1967

This is a black and white photograph of a man in a park being sprayed with water from an irrigation sprinkler. The man stands with his arms outstretched in the middle of a sidewalk facing one of...

1965

This is a black and white photograph of Philip Whalen standing in front of a closet holding up a drip-painted portrait of him by Michael McClure. Whalen appears in the top half of the...

1965

This is a black and white photograph of Robert LaVigne. LaVigne stands in front of a large wall sculpture wearing a short-sleeve button-down shirt and slacks. He points upward holding a...

1967

This is a black and white photograph of a man in three-quarter profile wearing a dark jacket with a flower behind his right ear. The man holds up both arms with his hands framing his face in two...

1967

This is a black and white photograph of a man standing on a street corner holding up newspapers in both hands. The man has chin-length blond hair with a beard and moustache. He wears sandals,...

1970

This is a black and white photograph of a man in a dark suit walking by a gas station with a sign that reads, "MOBILE SERVICE / TRICKY DICK'S USED CARS." The man is photographed in...

1969

This is a black and white photograph of a group of men and women posing for a group portrait on a staircase attached to the side of a building. Two men stand at the top of the stairs with two...

1965

This is a black and white photograph of a group portrait of four men. From left to right: Robbie Robertson, Michael McClure, Bob Dylan, and Allen Ginsberg. Ginsberg and Dylan hold cigarettes and...

1964

This is a black and white photograph of a man standing in the middle of a landscape showing sunlight's reflection across the rippled surface of mudflats. The man appears in silhouette...

1967

This is a black and white photograph of a crowd of people assembled outdoors. At right, a man in profile stands with his eyes closed and his head tilted back. On the left, a young boy in three-...

1966

This is a black and white photograph of a man sitting on a motorcycle seen from the waist up with a wooden building in the background.

1969

This is a black and white photograph of an older man sitting on a park bench surrounded by four nude and one clothed woman. Three people look toward the scene with their backs to the camera in...

1969

This is a black and white photograph of a group of young men and women in various stages of dress posing for a group portrait in a room. The room has floral carpet and a chandelier hangs into...

1967

This is a black and white photograph of a bathroom stall with a broken toilet.

1966

This is a black and white photograph of a man in a light colored shirt wearing flowers behind his ears and long beaded necklaces. He is photographed in three-quarter profile holding his hands...

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