21 Photos That Will Transport You To San Francisco In 1967

In 1967, there was no cooler place to be than Haight-Ashbury.

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1. A group of hippies gathered at a “happening” in Golden Gate Park.

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2. Two hippies crossing the street at Haight and Ashbury, the epicenter of the hippie counterculture movement.

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection / Indiana University Archives

3. The Haight-Ashbury district initially drew hippies living in San Francisco because of its low-rent, large Victorian homes, and proximity to Golden Gate Park.

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection / Indiana University Archives

4. But by 1967, the neighborhood drew the attention of young people from all over the U.S.

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection / Indiana University Archives

5. Teenagers and college students were drawn in by the allure of joining the Hippie Revolution.

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection / Indiana University Archives

6. By that summer an estimated 100,000 people had converged into the neighborhood.

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection / Indiana University Archives

7. Haight-Ashbury quickly faced a huge problem, it could not accommodate the rapid influx of people.

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection / Indiana University Archives

8. The neighborhood had issues with homelessness, drug use, and crime.

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection / Indiana University Archives

9. A hippie handing out copies of what appears to be the San Francisco Oracle, an underground neighborhood paper that covered the Haight-Ashbury scene.

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection / Indiana University Archives

10. Apparently people didn’t wear shoes.

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection / Indiana University Archives

11. Hippies hanging out on the corner of Haight St. and Masonic Ave.

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection / Indiana University Archives

12. The trippy interior of a psychedelic shop on Haight St….

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection / Indiana University Archives

13. …But not as trippy as the lady’s psychedelic paisley jump suit.

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection / Indiana University Archives

14. Or this guy’s pants.

Via Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection / Indiana University Archives

15. More bare feet.

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection / Indiana University Archives

16. Apparently if you can’t find flowers for your hair, pigeon feathers will do.

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection / Indiana University Archives

17. Two girls at Golden Gate Park making daisy chains.

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection / Indiana University Archives

18. I have no idea whats going on in this photo and I doubt the guy in the chair does either.

19. By the end of the Summer of Love (1967), the Haight-Ashbury scene quickly fell apart.

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection / Indiana University Archives

20. Many of the people who had made the pilgrimage to San Francisco returned home or went back to college.

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection / Indiana University Archives

21. On October 6, 1967, the hippies that remained held a mock funereal, “The Death of the Hippie,” to signal the end of the played-out scene.

Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection / Indiana University Archives

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