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“Finish each day and be done with it. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; Tomorrow is a new day.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) ________ photography by David Seymour, Venice, 1950

On July 31, 1970, at Middlefield, Connecticut, the Powder Ridge Rock Festival was scheduled to begin. A legal injunction forced the event to be canceled, keeping the musicians away; but a crowd of 30,000 attendees arrived anyway, to find no food, no entertainment, no adequate plumbing, and at least seventy drug dealers. Volunteer doctor William Abruzzi declared a drug “crisis” on 1 August and said “Woodstock was a pale pot scene. This is a heavy hallucinogens scene.”

"Woodstock was a pale pot scene. This is a heavy hallucinogens scene." – 25 Amazing Photos Captured Daily Life at the Powder Ridge Rock Festival, 1970

Venice...a detail from the Piazza San Marco.... by Rita Crane

Detail from Piazza San Marco, Venice, Rita Crane Photography Croissants and cafe au lait.

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