Bygone Americana

"Venice bohemians " playing bongos on the steps of City Hall to protest city ordinance. Los Angeles, 1965.

"Venice bohemians " playing bongos on the steps of City Hall to protest city ordinance. Los Angeles, 1965.

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A group of hippies demonstrating the anti-election, holding up a caged pig in front of City Hall. San Francisco, 1968.
By Ralph Crane

A group of hippies demonstrating the anti-election, holding up a caged pig in front of City Hall. San Francisco, 1968.

By Ralph Crane

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The quartet feeding pigeons on the parkway running through the city’s Civic Center. San Francisco, 1942.
By Hansel Mieth

The quartet feeding pigeons on the parkway running through the city’s Civic Center. San Francisco, 1942.

By Hansel Mieth

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A group of hippies during the anti-election demonstrations in front of City Hall. San Francisco, 1968.
By Ralph Crane

A group of hippies during the anti-election demonstrations in front of City Hall. San Francisco, 1968.

By Ralph Crane

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Yippie anti-election protesters outside City Hall. San Francisco, 1968.
By Ralph Crane

Yippie anti-election protesters outside City Hall. San Francisco, 1968.

By Ralph Crane

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San Francisco City Hall, 1945.

San Francisco City Hall, 1945.

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