The Flowering of the Hippies

Posted on Sep 30, 2015


“The hippie “scene” on Haight Street in San Francisco was so very visual that photographers came from everywhere to shoot it, reporters came from everywhere to write it up with speed, and opportunists came from everywhere to exploit its drug addiction, its sexual possibility, and its political or social ferment. Prospective hippies came from everywhere for one “summer of love” or maybe longer, some older folk to indulge their latent hippie tendencies, and the police to contain, survey, or arrest “….

Read more about the history of the hippies, straight off of San Francisco’s Haight St. in The Atlantic’s September 1967 issue here!