I lived in San Francisco in the early 80’s and had on occasion opportunity to visit Haight street and surrounding areas. I obviously missed it’s counter-culture heyday— the mid to late 1960’s. Recently, I had the pleasure to watch a young Harry Reasoner of 60 minutes stroll down Haight street in 1967 as he explained to his audience (one must assume, all squares) what a hippie was and about their lifestyle.
Below are some images of the graffiti on Haight street and some shop windows during a recent visit in November of this year. It was early morning so there was not much going on, the shops were all closed and few people were out and about.