A Photographic Trip Through the Summer of Love, 50 Years Later
By Madison Horne, History.com


In the summer of 1967, a hundred thousand young people descended upon the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. These utopian-seeking artists, musicians, drifters, and hippies were there to take part in the cultural phenomenon known as the “Summer of Love.” New forms of rock ‘n’ roll pulsed through the airwaves, psychedelic drugs were plentiful, and free love was embraced. These counterculture dreamers were challenging society’s expectations while wearing flowers in their hair.

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