Let’s try this out for a few weeks and see how it goes. The idea is – a mid-week tiny taste of Quirky Berkeley. My thought is a single photo, maybe two. This might be bettered suited for Instagram – we’ll see.
In the fall of 2017, I published a post called “Liane Chu – Five Amazing Years in Berkeley.” Liane’s story is amazing and prismatic, and she opened doors for me into the people involved in the creation of People’s Park.
She and Michael Delacour owned and ran a dress shop called The Red Square on Dwight, just above Telegraph.
Dave Seabury sent me a scan of this handbill for the Red Square. As a young teen, Dave became a voracious collector of Berkeley ephemera and photographed the political and cultural upheaval that was Berkeley. For Dave, school was optional. He combed Telegraph almost daily, picking up handbills and flyers and posters. This Red Square handbill blew me away. You can see many of his teenage photos on his Facebook page.
My friend says he has a couple of “really boss” photos of Dave in a fezz and one with Dave’s brother John. I am happy to take a look at them and they might even form the basis for a mini-post. What about this one?