Rare original 12.5 x 20 poster advertising the last of the ‘Acid Test’ parties held by Ken Kesey in California during the mid-1960s. This poster depicts a superhero dressed as a graduate and advertises the “Acid Test Graduation,” to be held on Octobter 31, 1966, at the Winterland Ballroom, featuring the “Grateful Dead,” “Merry Pranksters,” “Neal Cassady,” “Caliope Co.,” “Ken Kesey,” and others. Tack and staple holes with small tears to the upper corners, and tack holes to lower corners, otherwise fine condition. Author Ken Kesey hosted the countercultural parties in 1965–66 to promote the psychedelic drug LSD, which was outlawed on October 6, 1966. To celebrate what was the end of an era, they held one last ‘graduation party,’ where diplomas were handed out to those who had frequented the events. Tom Wolfe’s classic 1968 cult book, The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test, contains a detailed account of the events. A rarely seen and extremely desirable piece of the cultural history. RR Auction COA.
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Color satin-finish 8 x 10 photo of the psychedelic jam band, signed in person in blue felt tip by Jerry Garcia, Brent Mydland, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, and Mickey Hart. In fine condition, with a couple light creases and impressions. Originally obtained by in-person specialist Mike Wehrmann. Beyond desirable and rarely fully completed band signed photo—a most attractive and seldom seen image boasting just about the boldest signatures you will find! Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
Color 10 x 12.75 Rolling Stone magazine photo of the band from the August 7, 1980 issue, signed in blue felt tip by Jerry Garcia, Brent Mydland, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, and Mickey Hart. Matted and framed to an overall size of 16.5 x 19.25. In fine condition, with a central horizontal fold, a few small creases and dings, and mild overall toning to borders. Group images of this size are not common. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.