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Woodstock 1969 Vintage Photos You Never Saw

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The Woodstock Music & Art Fair was held over three days in New York state on a dairy farm during August 15th-17th, 1969. Over 400,000 fans attended and 32 acts performed during the sometimes rainy weekend outside. Jimi Hendrix was the last act to perform at the festival and due to the rain delays he did not take to the stage until 8:30am Monday morning. Click Start Slideshow to enjoy the journey through this collection of Woodstock photos.

Getting into town was not easy.

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Event organizers told authorities to expect only 50,000 people.

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Max and Miriam Yasgur owned the fair where Woodstock took place in New York state.

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400,000 Crowded The Dairy Farm in Bethel, New York.

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Workers carried medical supplies that were dropped by helicopter.

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Sound crew members being craned up to their stations prior to the festival starting

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Event Organizers Offered Free Admission After More People Arrived Than They Initially Expected.

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Carlos Santana and David Brown Performing Side By Side.

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Janis Joplin Performing On Day 2.

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The Who Took Stage After Janis Joplin.

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Day Three Saw David Crosby Performing

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Concertgoers Actually Came Together To Help Feed and Care For Everyone

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A Festival Goer Jumping Off A Wooden Structure Into A Few Hay Bales.

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Many People Camped Out With Very Minimal Shelter Some Even Bathed In The Local River.

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There Was No Official Woodstock Merchandise But Some Setup Their Own Vendor Row.

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The Traffic Heading Into The Festival Grounds Was So Busy Some Abandoned Their Vehicles or Jammed Out.

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There Were Roughly 10 Million Yards of Striped Button Down Shirts and Blue Jeans at The Festival.

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Abandoned Cars Leading Into The Festival, Some Would Return To Them To Sleep During The Festival.

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Comfort Was Not An Option But Having A Motorcycle At The Event Was Much Easier To Get Around.

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Most Think Children Were Not Present At Woodstock, But There Were Many Children Present.

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Festival Particpants Resting Alonside The Road Leading Into The Festival.

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Zero Reports Of Violence Were Reported At Woodstock 1969.

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The Huge Crowds Scared The New York Govenor Nelson Rockefeller, Who Considered Sending The National Guard In.

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The Entire Fair Was Full Of Only Good Vibes and Human Connection.

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People Constructed Their Own Shelters.

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An Event Poster Featuring John Sebastian

Sly Stone From Sly & The Family Stone Performing.

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A Happy Woodstock Couple Enjoying Their Surroundings.

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Santana Performing Soul Sacrifice

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A Bus Decorated In Hippie Artwork Used For Shelter By Woodstock Fans.

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Woodstock Fans Started Scaling Props For A Better View.

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Miss Woodstock Herself, Janis Joplin Performing.

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Directional Signs In The Woods Next To The Festival.

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Two Woodstock Goers Hanging Out By Their Vehicle.

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During One Rainy Day Some People Decided To Have Some Fun In The Mud.

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Grace Slick and Jefferson Airplane Hangingout Backstage.

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Some Off Stage Musical Action From Some Festival Fans.

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A Girl Enjoying The Show On The Shoulders Of A Friend.

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Protesting and Demostrations Were Regular At Woodstock But No Violence Occurred.

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The Lucky Ones That Were Able To Get Their Vehicles On The Festival Grounds.

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Yoga Was Practiced In Offsite Locations.

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Great Photos Of A Bunch Of Friends Hanging On Their Bus.

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A Beautiful Woman Poses With The Woodstock Stage In The Background.

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A Male Stops For A Photo Op During The Festival Weekend.

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A Group Gathers To Practice A Mediation Or Spirtual Ritual.

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Large Marijuana Protest For Legalizing The Drug.

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Some Of The Festival Attendees Slept Under Makeshift Plastic Sheets

Parents Back In This Time Did Not See Much Wrong With Taking Children To Music Festivals.

Concert Goers Helping A Injured Cow Along The Way.

Another Angle Of Carlos Santana’s Performance.

Bill Graham, and American Rock Concert Promoter Pictured Behind Stage Resting Next To A Large Speaker.

An Amazingly Clear Photograph Of The Crowd on Day 2.

Many Bathed In The Close By Stream That Ran Through The Area.

Sally Mann Photographer Jim Marshall at Woodstock

Tim Hardin Jotting Some Notes Or Writing A Song While At The Concert

There Was An Estimated 10 Million Yards Of Blue Jeans At The Concert.

John Sebastian Playing Darling Be Home Soon At Woodstock

Once The Concert Was Over After 3 Days, There Was Much To Be Cleaned Up After The Attendees Left.

The Sea Of Concert Goers Makes For An Amazing Photo To Show The Density Of The Crowd.

Another Photo Of The Overwhelming Crowd

Hotels Were Not An Option and Not Everyone Brought A Tent, Shut Eye Was Aquired Wherever Possible.

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Two Woman Give Aid To Two Male Woodstock Goers.

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A Man Suffered Head Injuries But Ambulances Were Unable To Reach Him Due To Traffic.

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