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Rare advertisement for the Woodstock Music Festival, and in the Village Voice...
Item # 700426
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August 14, 1969
THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, August 14, 1969
* Woodstock music festival on Max Yasgur's farm
* Original advertisement from a counterculture publication
A significant newspaper on the Woodstock Music Festival.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. So it is notable that this newspaper would have an advertisement for Woodstock, and perhaps one of just a few select newspapers which did. I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
The top of page 21 has the ad which includes the iconic logo of the bird on the guitar. The advertisement includes much detail including a listing of the artists which appeared on August 15, the 16th, and the 17th. Details are also provided for the "Art Show", the "Crafts Bazaar", the "Work Shops" and "Food". Also mention of "Hundreds of acres to roam on..." with detail.
This ad is for a bus trip to the location and includes a map of the location of the festival.The ad takes 40% of the page.
Additionally, the same page has a store ad asking: "Are you going to White Lake to the Music and Art Fair?...for Love, Peace & Music...Then" go to their store to: "...get your groovy clothing...". Plus a smaller ad for a bus trip to the: "Woodstock Music & Art Fair".
This is the complete 56 page issue, never bound nor trimmed, crease across the center, great condition.
A very notable issue as the festival would begin the day after this issue date.
Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive.
Alert: Many issues of The Village Voice contain articles and/or photos which some consider offensive, and are certainly inappropriate for children. Please purchase with discretion.
Category: The 20th Century