dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
4 jan 1968 & throwback thursday

4 jan 1968 & throwback thursday

Through Throwback Thursday (!), I will share images that don't quite fit #OTD, but are too gorgeous and rare not to share. Two Washingtonians shared part of their collection with me Tuesday evening!

Today's Throwback Thursday is a poster from the New Thing's Jazz Workshop series at St. Margaret's Church for the Tuesday 12 December 1967 concert featuring the Time Machine Trio. The poster was designed by Lloyd McNeill (and probably silkscreened by Lou Stovall). enjoy! 

Please comment below. Do you remember the Time Machine Trio? What do you think of this aesthetic? Does it remind you of other artists/work from this period? You may comment privately here.

photo: courtesy of Rusty Hassan and Sondra Hassan, who both worked at the New Thing in 1968.

I asked Rusty Hassan where, in addition to the New Thing and St. Margaret's, the posters would have been displayed and seen. Perhaps Discount Books & Records, 1342 Connecticut Ave, NW @Dupont Circle. Do you remember Discount Books & Records?

For the 2 January 1968 story featuring the Eddie Henderson Quintet headlining the 1968 season of the New Thing's Jazz Workshop series, click here. In the post is an image of a 1969 poster by McNeill and Stovall. To see more of their work, check out the Smithsonian American Art Musuem website here.

 

5 jan 1968 & the hilltop newspaper

5 jan 1968 & the hilltop newspaper

 3 jan 1968 & wendy wilson, vp of DCPS BSU

3 jan 1968 & wendy wilson, vp of DCPS BSU