In the mid-sixties everyone was invited to the Haight-Ashbury. The area attracted a burgeoning procession of bearded and beaded jingle-jangling kids of foot, in psychedelic painted VW vans, in cars, on motorcycles, in surplus mail trucks and those just riding the thumb. They came from all over America, and arrived to the scent of patchouli and musk incense and the beat of rock music that reverberated throughout the neighborhood of cavernous Victorian houses, harboring incipient rock and roll bands and the concomitant dopers, dealers and communalists.
About Wolfgang's Photography
The majority of our photography is custom produced to enure the finest quality. Please allow 4-7 days for processing before your photo will ship. Vintage images were produced using a wide range of cameras. The size listed is the size of the paper used to produce the print. In some cases, there will be a white border surrounding the image.
Thousands of people flocked to the corner of Haight and Ashbury during the Summer of Love, but few saw the unfolding phenomenon as clearly as Gene Anthony did. From his apartment one block up the hill, he witnessed the extraordinary pilgrimage of young people from across the country as they trooped to San Francisco in search of answers, approval and love, and he captured the compelling vignettes through his telling lens. Anthony's photographic talent, subjects and well-deserved acclaim extend far beyond the psychedelic period, but his ability to capture a mood on a face or the essence of an era from a simple street sign was recognized and refined during that time. His photographs have, in turn, become the myriad faces of the Summer of Love.