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box 1, folder 3

"Can You Pass the Acid Test" Poster, Orange Variant [1965] ms0339_gra_000333293

Abstract: The artist primarily responsible for this poster is Paul Foster. Norman Hartweg was misidentified as the artist in the book The Art of Rock (Abbeville Press, 1987), p.91, a mistake that stemmed from the copyright notice on a reprint of the poster Hartweg commissioned in the 1980s. Interviews with Foster, his associates, and other Merry Pranksters confirm Foster's authorship, although several Pranksters, including Carolyn "MG" Adams Garcia, contributed to the piece.
box 1, folder 7

"Can You Pass the Acid Test" Poster, Blue Variant [1965] ms0339_gra_000733294

box 1, folder 6

"Dress the Way You Are" Trips [Festival], Apr.21-23, 1966 ms0339_gra_000633296

box 1, folder 1

Acid Test Diploma [1966] ms0339_gra_000133291

box 1, folder 2

Acid Test Graduation Poster [Oct. 31, 1966] ms0339_gra_000233292

box 1, folder 4

"Can You Pass the Acid Test" Poster, Uncle Sam Variant ms0339_gra_000433295

box 1, folder 5

"Can You Pass the Acid Test?" Signboard Poster ms0339_gra_000533290


Reproduction of the signboard collage (now at the Smithsonian) used to advertise the Acid Tests.