Berkeley, CA: A.R. Betz, c. 1966. Eight original 8 x 10 B&W gelatin silver documentary photographs of Berkeley, CA taken during the turbulent 1960s. One photo has the photographer's rubber stamp verso "© 1966 BY A.R./ BETZ / BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA". All images have a slight curl to their shorter 8 inch side edge and light handling creases. Very Good. Item #3596
We are unsure of the identifies of the subjects and where their exact locations are. However, one image shows a young lady and another a young gentleman, apparently, in early situ San Francisco Café Culture (w. both people smoking something, of course) another shows what appears to be a group of University professors in Beat-like accouterments sitting in front of the legendary Peet's [?] Coffee shop. Between them, they are holding a sign which may have been "borrowed" from another competing legendary café on Telegraph Ave. - The Caffe Mediterraneum (note the barefoot Jack Weinberg look-a-like sitting by the "E" in the "CAFFE" sign). Another image shows a parked Jeep with a "Peace" sign on the front grille and the Berkeley Hills in the background, another image shows a mob of students at the Free Speech Movement demonstration in Sproul Plaza on the U of Cal Berkeley campus with the Student Union building in the background. An interesting collection of images taken by a photographer with a good sense of the times.
Price: $450.00 CAD other currencies