Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Swingin' 60's Cocktail Party: San Francisco in 1969

I came across this small set of vintage cocktail pics, apparently taken in Late 1960's San Francisco at a semi-formal party of some sort.

The first—dated June '69—epitomizes everything I would've loved about 60's San Francisco: omnipresent smoking, endless cocktails, and bay windows.

Vintage mystery photograph of a cocktail party in late 1960's San Francisco. Tanya Shchegolev.

The remaining three snapshots are clearly from the same party, although they're dated Nov '69. It looks like it could've been a New Years celebration—since these cocktails are, to be more precise, glasses of champagne

Vintage mystery photograph of a cocktail party in late 1960's San Francisco. Gerri Ganter.

Perhaps it was New Years 1968/69, and everyone was too stoned to develop their pictures until six months later? It was the tail-end of the Summer of Love, after all.

Vintage mystery photograph of a cocktail party in late 1960's San Francisco. Asya Zabelin, Gehrig Rennenkampf. George Tchikovani, Norair Norio Taschian

I love that whoever lived here hung a print of the Mona Lisa over the piano.

Vintage mystery photograph of a cocktail party in late 1960's San Francisco. Tanya Shchegolev aka Tatiana Shegoleff, Asya Zabelin, George Tchikovani, Mila Ershoff, Norair Norio Taschian

If you recognize anyone in these photos, feel free to tag your friends, you crazy kids, you!

*** UPDATE 06/15/16 ***

Reader AZ informs me these photos were taken to commemorate a graduation by the San Francisco State University Russian Department.

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