Picture of Hippie protester placing flower in rifle
April 7, 2006 7:39 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for that famous picture of a Hippie placing a flower in the rifle barrel of a soldier, but my Google-fu has escaped me. Where can I find it? Or is it all a conspiracy . . . Please help!
posted by spakto to Society & Culture (11 answers total)
*Works Google-Fu*


That one?
posted by empyrean at 7:44 AM on April 7, 2006

Here is a big one; it was the October, 1967 protest at the Pentagon.
posted by Gator at 7:45 AM on April 7, 2006

What were the search terms? My googlefu was hopeless on this one too.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 7:47 AM on April 7, 2006

Well, I just did a GIS for flowers guns, no quotation marks, knowing I'd get a bajillion results but thinking it was likely that the pic in question would show up early on. It did, right on the first page. Further Googling (non-GIS) for 1967 pentagon flowers brought up some specific pages about the incident.
posted by Gator at 8:03 AM on April 7, 2006

Google: "famous photo" hippy flower gun

3rd one down was dead but looked promising, scrolled a few more down and saw the same link on another server.

Happy Friday!
posted by empyrean at 8:04 AM on April 7, 2006

That's it! Thanks.
posted by spakto at 8:14 AM on April 7, 2006

Okay, now who knows about permissions? Like for use on a book jacket.
posted by spakto at 8:18 AM on April 7, 2006

I'm pretty sure that the photo was first published in Life magazine — my parents had a big ol' coffee-table book of Life photographs from the '60s, and that photo was in it. You might try contacting Time-Life Pictures and see if they can help you out. (I tried searching for the image via their search engine myself, but had no luck.)
posted by Johnny Assay at 9:04 AM on April 7, 2006

hey! I was just typing a similar 60's stock-footage question. May I piggyback?
In almost every "the 60's were a time..." montage, there's a B&W clip of a young woman with long blond hair, wearing what looks like a corduroy jacket, who is twirling around on the edge of a crowd in a park somewhere (Columbia protests? Berkeley sit-in?). Does everyone know the clip I mean? How would I find that clip, or even better, find out who the woman is?
posted by bartleby at 9:58 AM on April 7, 2006

Bartleby, I always assumed that was footage from Woodstock/Altamont style event when I've seen it.
posted by nomisxid at 1:14 PM on April 7, 2006

Was it from the "Human Be-In," perhaps?
posted by nevercalm at 3:14 PM on April 7, 2006

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