Three (3) FAMILY DOG/AVALON BALLROOM/BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY Handbills. The first, featuring a sensitive pen and ink drawing of the five band members, Janis Joplin, James Gurley, David Getz, Peter Albin, and Samuel Huston Andrews, all arranged as portrait medallions, with the central figure of Andrews, holding a little boy (who is in turn holding a daisy) silhouetted against a bright orange ground, the five surrounded with neo-classical ornaments, the Family Dog logo at top center wreathed in ribbons and wings (the artwork by Dennis Nolan); the second card depicts a photo of figures from the Russian Revolution (the poster artists were nothing if not eclectic) announcing a concert featuring Big Brother, Bo Diddly & Bukka White, and The Salvation Army Banned (the art work by Fried); the third card depicts 'Mama' Janis (wearing her signature 'Joplin length' beads) with the boys ranged at her feet, the concert titled "MOTHERLODE" and also featuring Sir Douglas Quintet and The Orkustra (the artwork by Rick Griffin, the photograph by Bob Seidman.)
(Big Brother and the Holding Company were the 'house band' at the Avalon Ballroom, and were originally managed by Chet Helms, titular head of the Family Dog, and the man who introduced Janis Joplin both to Big Brother and to the world.)
In fine original condition. Each card measures: 5" W x 7" H
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