San Francisco Oracle was a countercultural newspaper published in the city's bustling Haight Ashbury neighbourhood from September 1966 to February 1968, bookending the iconic “Summer of Love". Where to Score presents not the candy-coloured prophecies of various gurus, but a quieter, more revealing corner of the paper – its classified section. There, surrounded by advertisements for drummers, carpenters and head shops, are the desperate pleas of parents seeking wayward children. “Will you trust me enough to call collect and let me know you're alright?” Elsewhere, beat poet Michael McClure needs a harp and the Sexual Freedom League is hungry for recruits. The diminutive entries speak volumes to the times, showcasing an honest, immediate and lesser-known chapter in the era's history.
56 pages, 15.2 x 10.8 cm, J&L Books (San Francisco)/Kadist (Paris & San Francisco)