This poster marked the first of the Family Dog shows at the Avalon
Ballroom. It was also the first appearance of the Family Dog
motto, "May The Baby Jesus Shut Your Mouth And Open Your Mind".
The original/first print poster was printed on vellum paper stock,
and measures approx. 14" x 20".
The second print poster, an authorized reprint, was also printed
on vellum stock, but adds the union printing credit (#72) in the
lower right corner. In addition, the notation "5(2)" appears
in the lower left corner. This poster was
most probably printed in 1966.
The third print poster, an authorized reprint, was printed on uncoated
index stock. The notation "No. 5-3" appears in the lower right
corner. This poster was most probably printed in 1967, but
no later than 1968.
The original handbill was printed prior to the shows on very thin
paper. Three variations exist:
Type A is much larger than standard handbills and measures approx.
12 3/8" x 15 1/2", and was printed in full color matching the poster
on white paper. All of these handbills were folded in half by the
printer for insertion in a magazine.
Type B measures approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", and is printed with
black ink on white paper.
Type C also measures approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", and is printed
with blue ink on white paper.