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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NEW ZEALAND FOREST, c. 1950

Summer of Love +7

Summer of Love +7

San Francisco, 1974. My brother, his bell-bottoms and his wife, on a steep street in the Cow Hollow neighborhood. One of those kinds of sidewalks Steve McQueen came crashing down in Bullitt six years earlier.

Oh wow, man!

For the benefit of those under 40 or who grew up in the Heartland, this couple was dressed rather conservatively. tter, I'm sure your bro now laughs at the thought of those fuschia flares.

 
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