n.p.: Privately published, ca. 1967.
Issued by hippies during the "Summer of Love" period (we've also seen Tuli Kupferberg's name mentioned in connection with the creation of this but can't confirm). Handed out to straight people and tourists to provide them with "safe passage " through the hippie populated streets of the Haight-Ashbury and elsewhere. "Housewives...students...parents...athletes...doctors...squares...Indian chiefs...policemen...Have you heard of all those wild rumors of sex-crazed women, pot, easy money, community & love among the hippies? What if they're true? Don't waste any time. (If they're not true you can always go back to your dull job, boring wife, annoying kids, TV dinners, TV (ugh) & the police force.) This is a safe conduct pass to Hippie-Land. Hand this to the first friendly looking, long-haired boy or girl (it doesn't matter if you can't tell them apart. We'll teach you.) you meet. This is the first day of the rest of your life. Peace, Music, Love, Revolution, Joy." This is the more elaborate of the two different Safe Conduct Passes issued anonymously during the Summer of Love. Nicely printed with text in black on yellow/gold stock featuring an illustration of a couple dancing joyously printed in red. A pair of staple holes and a pin hole, old flat vertical crease, some signs of handling, small piece of tape on the back, but despite the blemishes it presents much nicer than it sounds (6" x 5.5"). Rare hippie ephemera---only the third copy we've handled in 30 years.