The Art of Pranksterism: A Visual Journey with the Merry Pranksters, 2018  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Fisher, Sarah E.
Title
The Art of Pranksterism: A Visual Journey with the Merry Pranksters
Dates
2018 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.04 linear feet

1 folder
Collection Number
2018_233
Summary
Sarah E. Fisher was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore terminal project.
Repository
University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
1287 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
97403
Telephone: 541-346-3925
flr@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for access in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Languages
English


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Some people embrace the concepts of the weird, the odd, and the strange, forming subcultures of collective identities that allow individuals to enact a symbolic anarchical protest of conventional society. For the Merry Pranksters, this protest is achieved through twisting conventions of style, art, and spirituality. These individuals gather at festivals, concerts, and carnivals, where they express themselves with bright, unusual costumes and antithetical behavior. This community evinces many elements of subcultural identity, allowing for a conceptual analysis of the folklore found within the culture. Using a comparative behavioral approach, I will define the elements of the Merry Prankster subculture that began with Ken Kesey and his friends in the 1960s; following, I will investigate how members of the subculture create art and costumes to express individuality while evoking communitas within the subculture. As I will demonstrate, communitas is found "in the strangest of places, if you look at it right". Many scholars consider the individual desire to participate in a community that joins together during festivals. I will investigate what compels some people to "drop out" of society when joining or identifying with subcultures. Festivals have been analyzed by prior folklorists; therefore, my research will contribute to available scholarship on the subject, drawing on performance theory, subcultural theory, and religious folklore. Previous research focuses on the history of the Pranksters; my research focuses on the continuation of the Prankster subculture through community and art. This research is supplemented by participant observation as a fieldworker with the Pranksters, who contributed their stories and thoughts to this photographic visual documentation of Pranksters and their art, costumes, and events.

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Description Dates
P01_2018_233_001: My Painted Head
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
My apartment in Eugene, OR. Cover of terminal project.
2016-03-26
P01_2018_233_002: The Original Furthur in the Bus Barn in Pleasant Hill, Oregon.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Kesey bus barn, Pleasant Hill, Oregon
2018-01
P01_2018_233_003: The Original Furthur and Furthur 2 in the bus barn in Pleasant Hill, Oregon.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Kesey Bus Barn, Pleasant Hill, Oregon
2018-01
P01_2018_233_004: Invitation for One Art Party
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Art Barn, Veneta, Oregon. Photo credit: Stacy Gilbert
2016-04
P01_2018_233_005: Concert Poster. 420 David Gans & Garcia Birthday Band Bash
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
WOW Hall, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Limbo Cat Productions
2016-04-20
P01_2018_233_006: Concert Poster. The Psychedelic Costume Ball Acid Test Graduation
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Grateful Web and Shaggy RollingStone Productions
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_007: Concert Poster. Terrapin Flyer with Melvin Seals Mardi Gras Tour
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
WOW Hall, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Grateful Web Productions
2017-02-11
P01_2018_233_008: Presentation Poster. DayGlo the UO with the Merry Pranksters
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
EMU Amphitheatre, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_009: The Entrance to Shoreline Amphitheatre
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Mountain View, California
2017-06-03
P01_2018_233_010: If the bus came by, would you get on? Many flocked to Kesey Square that day to see the bus.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Kesey Square, Eugene, Oregon
2016-02-22
P01_2018_233_011: Can you find Thing 1 and Thing 2? There are many pop culture items found on the bus.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Kesey Square, Eugene, Oregon
2016-02-22
P01_2018_233_012: Kesey family story time. Maybe he is reading Tricker the Squirrel
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Kesey Square, Eugene, OR
2016-02-22
P01_2018_233_013: This is what happens when Pranksters get a hold of paint. The psychedelic aesthetic quality screams of a transcendental journey.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Kesey Square, Eugene, Oregon
2016-02-22
P01_2018_233_014: Dollar bills, hodge podge, and nail polish with enamel create a psychedelic watchful effect.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Kesey Square, Eugene, OR
2016-02-22
P01_2018_233_015: One Fish, Two Fish, Trail of Fish... What else can you find?
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Kesey Square, Eugene, OR
2016-02-22
P01_2018_233_016: Who goes through more oil? The tin man or the bus? The journey on the yellow brick road is akin to the first journey on Furthur.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Kesey Square, Eugene, OR
2016-02-22
P01_2018_233_017: A whale's tale by Ken Kesey, to be altered later.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
See plate 56 in project. Kesey Square, Eugene, Oregon
2016-02-22
P01_2018_233_018: Furthur appears alive in this picture, smiling away.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Kesey Square, Eugene, OR
2016-02-22
P01_2018_233_019: The laughing prankster is a reminder that the prank is on you.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Kesey Square, Eugene, Oregon
2016-02-22
P01_2018_233_020: Keep your hood on! This one had fresh paint added.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
See plate 146. Kesey Square, Eugene, Oregon
2016-02-22
P01_2018_233_021: Furthur needs a little Furthur to keep it company. These mini buses can be purchased at the Furthur vendor stand.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Kesey Square, Eugene, Oregon
2016-02-22
P01_2018_233_022: Should it be Further or Furthur?
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Kesey Square, Eugene, Oregon
2016-02-22
P01_2018_233_023: Only the few get to sit in the driver's seat, forever claimed with the memory of Neal Cassady.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Kesey Square, Eugene, OR
2016-02-22
P01_2018_233_024: Tissue paper flowers made to go on the walls of Calm
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Art Barn, Veneta, Oregon
2016-03-12
P01_2018_233_025: White sheets and neon spray paint create glow in the dark tapestries for venues.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Art Barn, Veneta, Oregon
2016-03-12
P01_2018_233_026: As paint is added, the color will shine brightly under a black light.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Art Barn, Veneta, Oregon
2016-03-12
P01_2018_233_027: Some work-in-progress black light tapestries.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Art Barn, Veneta, Oregon
2016-03-12
P01_2018_233_028: A giant joint, made of cloth and wire, was created for the first legal 4/20 in Oregon.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Art Barn, Veneta, Oregon
2016-03-26
P01_2018_233_029: Spray paint can create many designs by folding the material in different directions.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Art Barn, Veneta, Oregon
2016-03-26
P01_2018_233_030: This is the Prankster crossing sign, holding a Kool-Aid container.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Art Barn, Veneta, Oregon
2016-03-26
P01_2018_233_031: The front of the lab coat sports a splatter design
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Art Barn, Veneta, Oregon
2016-03-26
P01_2018_233_032: The light grows brightly, attracting participants to engage with the art.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Art Barn, Veneta, Oregon
2016-03-26
P01_2018_233_033: The finished product, ready to be hung inside Calm.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Art Barn, Veneta, Oregon
2016-03-26
P01_2018_233_034: These heads were a lucky find, ready to be modified.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Art Barn, Veneta, Oregon
2016-03-26
P01_2018_233_035: This acrylic paint was squeezed out of bottles into a melting kaleidoscope of colors
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Art Barn, Veneta, Oregon
2016-03-26
P01_2018_233_036: My unpainted head, before she took on new life. My first intensive art project.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Art Barn, Veneta, Oregon
2016-03-26
P01_2018_233_036: Looks can be deceiving when the normal lights are on.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
My apartment, Eugene, Oregon
2016-04-13
P01_2018_233_038: She glows brightly in the black light. Later, a stick is attached, and she becomes a mobile interactive art sculpture.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
My apartment, Eugene, Oregon
2016-04-13
P01_2018_233_039: A ball toss game, fun for all ages.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Art Barn, Veneta, Oregon
2016-04-16
P01_2018_233_040: These art parties were build up for the first legal marijuana 4/20 in Oregon.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Art Barn, Veneta, Oregon
2016-04-16
P01_2018_233_041: The bus experienced a live painting today, to be finished over a few days at the Bus Barn in Pleasant Hill, Oregon.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
420 David Gans and Garcia Birthday Bash, WOW Hall, Eugene, Oregon
2016-04-20
P01_2018_233_042: Tapestries all sprawled out, ready to glow on the walls.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
420 David Gans and Garcia Birthday Bash, WOW Hall, Eugene, Oregon
2016-04-20
P01_2018_233_043: Inside Calm, an art installation, is a relaxing interstellar adventure to enjoy during the show.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
420 David Gans and Garcia Birthday Bash, WOW Hall, Eugene, Oregon
2016-04-20
P01_2018_233_044: Calm glows brightly in a venue lit only by a light show and black lights.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
420 David Gans and Garcia Birthday Bash, WOW Hall, Eugene, Oregon
2016-04-20
P01_2018_233_045: Prankster art can offend the senses, forcing the viewer to rethink the concept, "What is Art?"
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
420 David Gans and Garcia Birthday Bash, WOW Hall, Eugene, Oregon
2016-04-20
P01_2018_233_046: The godfather of light enjoys the interactive head on a stick.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
420 David Gans and Garcia Birthday Bash, WOW Hall, Eugene, Oregon
2016-04-20
P01_2018_233_047: Her glowing face astounds and befuddles the most curious observers.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
420 David Gans and Garcia Birthday Bash, WOW Hall, Eugene, Oregon
2016-04-20
P01_2018_233_048: My head made its rounds that night, being enjoyed by many who made many jokes about heads.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
From left to right: original Prankster (or OG for Old Guard) George Walker (Hardly Visible), and Steve. 420 David Gans and Garcia Birthday Bash, WOW Hall, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Steve Brown.
2016-04-20
P01_2018_233_049: The DayGlo costumes of the Pranksters match the psychedelic aesthetic of the interactive art pieces
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
420 David Gans and Garcia Birthday Bash, WOW Hall, Eugene, Oregon
2016-04-20
P01_2018_233_050: The flowers, made at the Art Barn, adorn the sides of Calm.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
420 David Gans and Garcia Birthday Bash, WOW Hall, Eugene, Oregon
2016-04-20
P01_2018_233_051: The Psychedelic Express Light Show is always an entertaining addition to a show.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
420 David Gans and Garcia Birthday Bash, WOW Hall, Eugene, Oregon
2016-04-20
P01_2018_233_052: This labcoat was painted at the Art Barn, ready for glowing action.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
420 David Gans and Garcia Birthday Bash, WOW Hall, Eugene, Oregon
2016-04-20
P01_2018_233_053: The enjoyment of Prankster costumes includes the fun of wearing outlandish clothing.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
420 David Gans and Garcia Birthday Bash, WOW Hall, Eugene, Oregon
2016-04-20
P01_2018_233_054: Musician and author David Gans performs live on stage with Garcia Birthday Band.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
420 David Gans and Garcia Birthday Bash, WOW Hall, Eugene, Oregon
2016-04-20
P01_2018_233_055: No show is complete without glow sticks.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
420 David Gans and Garcia Birthday Bash, WOW Hall, Eugene, Oregon
2016-04-20
P01_2018_233_056: Zane Kesey, son of Ken Kesey, speaks on stage during the show.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
420 David Gans and Garcia Birthday Bash, WOW Hall, Eugene, Oregon
2016-04-20
P01_2018_233_057: This art was added at the 4/20 show, enhancing Ken Kesey's whale with psychedelic pattern.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
See plate 16. Oregon Country Fair, Veneta, Oregon.
2016-07-08
P01_2018_233_058: With the aid of plywood and a chainsaw, the shape of a bus was cut out.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Wendy and Scott Moore's house, Eugene, Oregon
2016-09-04
P01_2018_233_059: A table saw carefully follows the shape of the bus's door.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Wendy and Scott Moore's house, Eugene, Oregon
2016-09-04
P01_2018_233_060: Spray painted, the bus is ready for designing so it can be displayed at the next event.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Wendy and Scott Moore's house, Eugene, Oregon. In photo: Unknown child, My son Gabriel.
2016-09-04
P01_2018_233_061: The Original Pranksters, joined together in celebration, fifty years after the Acid Test graduation
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Hugh Romney (Wavy Gravy), Ken Babbs (Intrepid Traveler), Chuck Kesey (Brother Charlie), and Carolyn Garcia (Mountain Girl) (behind). Turtles Loft, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Steve Brown
2016-10-27
P01_2018_233_062: This dinner brought together the different generations of Pranksters
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
OG Jahanara Romney, and Sky. Turtles Loft, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Sky Chrysti Lyons
2016-10-27
P01_2018_233_063: They celebrated the continuation of a tradition; laughter above all else.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Turtles Loft, Eugene, Oregon. myself, Fish, and OG Denise Kaufman (Mary Microgram). Photo credit: Steve Brown
2016-10-27
P01_2018_233_064: Wavy will always have a clown nose, especially when surrounded by fellow Pranksters
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Turtles Loft, Eugene, Oregon. Steve, OG Hugh Romney (Wavy Gravy) (sitting), Aaron (standing), OGs Chuck Kesey (Brother Charlie), Ken Babbs (Intrepid Traveler) (leaning forward), Jahanara Romney (sitting), George Walker (Hardly Visible) (standing behind), Linda Breen (Anonymous), and Denise Kauffman (Mary Microgram). Photo credit: Steve Brown
2016-10-27
P01_2018_233_065: Once upon a time, he painted the word Further… and she was just Anonymous
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Turtles Loft, Eugene, Oregon. OGs Roy Sebern and Linda Breen (Anonymous). Photo credit: Steve Brown
2016-10-27
P01_2018_233_066: The Wizard of Wonder bedazzles all.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Turtles Loft, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Steve Brown
2016-10-27
P01_2018_233_067: The Intrepid Traveler and Mountain Girl enjoy a conversation.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Turtles Loft, Eugene, Oregon. OGs Ken Babbs and Carolyn Garcia. Photo credit: Chris Foster
2016-10-27
P01_2018_233_068: There's a scientific process to being Science
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: James Tpomd
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_069: The Sunshine bus prop, ready to be setup at the venue
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_070: Grateful Web hard at work, producing the show.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_071: Psychedelic artwork like this tapestry can easily be created with batiking.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_072: Look at the tasty light inside Calm.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_073: The room quickly fills with art installations; Sunshine is ready for photo interaction.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_074: Hanging installations are carefully attached to the rafters.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_075: The OGs had a private roped area for their sitting and listening pleasure.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon. George Walker (Hardly Visible), Carolyn Garcia (Mountain Girl), Linda Breen (Anonymous), and Hugh Romney (Wavy Gravy). Photo credit: Chris Foster
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_076: Pranksters always feel the need to be on stage.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon. Sky Chrysti Lyons, Steve Brown, John Swan, Roy Sebern. Photo credit: Sky Chrysti Lyons
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_077: The Master of Ceremonies, Shaggy RollingStone.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Sky Chrysti Lyons
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_078: The night is incomplete without face paint.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Al Jenkins
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_079: The OGs sitting back while the Neo-Pranksters work.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon. Carolyn Garcia (Mountain Girl), Linda Breen (Anonymous), Hugh Romney (Wavy Gravy), Jahanara Romney, Denise Kaufman (Mary Microgram), Black Maria, and Dale Kesey (Highly Charged). Photo credit: Sky Chrysti Lyons
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_080: Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon. OGs Roy Seburn, Denise Kaufman (Mary Microgram), and Carolyn Garcia (Mountain Girl). Photo credit: Steve Brown
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_081: The night ended with an open jam, led by the Bionic Pirate.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Steve Brown
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_082: Is Wavy a clown robot here? His costume breaks conventions.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Steve Brown
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_083: Wavy had the entire audience sit with him while he told a story.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon. Steve, OG Hugh Romney (Wavy Gravy) (mic), John Swan (guitar), and OG George Walker (Hardly Visible) (axephone). Photo credit: Steve Brown.
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_084: A capturing of an animated conversation.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon. OGs Ken Babbs (Intrepid Travler) and Dale Kesey (Highly Charged). Photo credit: Steve Brown
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_085: Ken Babbs, the Intrepid Traveler, guiding his Merry Band of Pranksters.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Steve Brown
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_086: There was joy that night.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon. OGs Dale Kesey (Highly Charged) and Black Maria. Photo credit: Steve Brown
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_087: Extra points to the one who knows which of these Pranksters was on the original bus ride in 1964.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon. OGs Linda Breen (Anonymous) and Hugh Romney (Wavy Gravy). Photo credit: Steve Brown
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_088: The American flag top hat is a traditional Prankster costume item.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Steve Brown
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_089: Even The Sugar Beets joined in on the fun, wearing costumes in celebration.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon. Keyboardist from The Sugar Beets. Photo credit: Steve Brown
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_090: Hardly Visible wears the full American flag outfit, always patriotic.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon. Ashley and OG George Walker (mic). Photo credit: Steve Brown
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_091: The axephone always makes for a cacaphony of sound.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon. Steve (mic), and OG George Walker (Hardly Visible) (axephone). Photo credit: Steve Brown
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_092: Little Princess 109 brightens up the show with liquid lights.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Steve Brown
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_093: The heads have complementary painted bodies that astound viewers.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Steve Brown
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_094: Sunshine Kesey (in the middle) enjoys the night with her cartoon glasses.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
The Psychedelic Costume Ball Graduation, Whirled Pie, Eugene, Oregon. Unknown, Sunshine Kesey, Sky Chrysti Lyons. Photo credit: Steve Brown
2016-10-28
P01_2018_233_095: Learning to juggle is a skill inspired by Wavy
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Terrapin Flyer Mardi Gras Tour, WOW Hall, Eugene, Oregon
2017-02-11
P01_2018_233_096: It is fun to participate in the music by using simple noise makers.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Terrapin Flyer Mardi Gras Tour, WOW Hall, Eugene, Oregon
2017-02-11
P01_2018_233_097: The bright lab coats identify the Pranksters to others in the crowd.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Terrapin Flyer Mardi Gras Tour, WOW Hall, Eugene, Oregon
2017-02-11
P01_2018_233_098: Without the black lights, the coats appear simply tie-dyed.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Terrapin Flyer Mardi Gras Tour, WOW Hall, Eugene, Oregon. my son Gabriel, Matt Fisher, Matt Pflinger.
2017-02-11
P01_2018_233_099: After frantic planning, we approached the opening dinner of the Western States Folklore Society to invite these academics to my presentation on campus
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. the author and her husband, Fish.
2017-04-20
P01_2018_233_100: The gathering of Pranksters was successful when the University of Oregon was invaded for the afternoon
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. Steve, his son (kneeling), Randy,OG George Walker (Hardly Visible), Kevin (behind), OG Ken Babbs (Intrepid Traveler), Bobby (behind bus), Sydne (kneeling), Wendy, my oldest son (behind bus), Louisa, Fish, myself, Frank, Woody and his daughter (kneeling), actor James "Izzy" Whetstine, another daughter, her mom Stacy (kneeling), Matt (standing above), chef Chez Ray Sewell, Dawn, Blythe (kneeling), OG Dale Kesey (Highly Charged), and Scott. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_101: Contrasting patterns and colors create a swirl of vision
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_102: The back of this jacket is a homemade delight of the signature lightning bolt, a Grateful Dead emblem
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. OG Dale Kesey (mic), myself (flute),OG George Walker (Hardly Visible), OG Ken Babbs (Intrepid Traveler) (mic), and the back of Stacy. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_103: Hardly Visible joined in, sporting a shirt often seen on Pranksters in the sixties.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. Randy, OG George Walker (Hardly Visible), and Scott. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_104: Mr. Energy didn't stop dancing to the cacophony created by the makeshift Prankster band on stage
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_105: Chez Ray, famed chef of the Grateful Dead, joined in on the festivities
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. chef Chez Ray Sewell and Fish. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_106: Chez Ray and Hardly Visible swap stories.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. chef Chez Ray Sewell and OG George Walker. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_107: Two Marines greeting each other… two Pranksters recognizing each other.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. OG Ken Babbs (Interpid Traveler), Steve, and Fish. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_108: The day was filled with community and conversation.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. OG Ken Babbs (Intrepid Traveler), Fish, and Frank. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_109: Once upon a time, they were on a bus, heading towards the World's Fair in New York.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. OGs Dale Kesey (Highly Charged) (mic), George Walker (Hardly Visible) (axephone), and Ken Babbs (Intrepid Traveler). Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_110: Izzy improvs a comedic act of Prankster proportions
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. Scott (guitar), OG Dale Kesey (Highly Charged) (fiddle), actor James "Izzy" Whetstine (mic), and Frank (guitar). Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_111: Babbs telling the political marchers going past that, "You're going the wrong way!"
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. OG Dale Kesey (Highly Charged) (fiddle), Scott (guitar), Frank (guitar), myself (flute), OG Ken Babbs (Intrepid Traveler) (mic), and actor James Izzy Whetstine. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_112: The Bionic Pirate leads the improv, encouraging some musical coherence.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_113: A PA system gives the Pranksters freedom to daly with comedic musical improv.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. OGs George Walker (Hardly Visible) (axephone) and Ken Babbs (Intrepid Traveler) (mic), and actor James "Izzy" Whetstine. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_114: The axephone joins Less More on the guitar.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. Scott (guitar) and OG George Walker (Hardly Visible) (axephone). Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_115: I have discovered that playing improv is not an easy task when placed with experienced improv musicians.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. OG Dale Kesey (Highly Charged) (fiddle), Frank (guitar) and myself (flute). Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_116: The OGs spent much time on the stage, enjoying the prank on the Folklore conference.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. Steve, OGs George Walker (Hardly Visible) (axephone), Dale Kesey (Highly Charged), and Ken Babbs (Intrepid Traveler). Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_116: The extreme brightness of this outfit forces the viewer to study the effect of such a psychedelic combination
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_118: Excitement was in the air when the Pranksters realized they had an open PA system to play with.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. myself (flute), Scott (guitar), OG George Walker (Intrepid Traveler) (axephone), and actor James "Izzy" Whetstine (mic). Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_119: This costume is the epitome of glaring brightness that defines Prankster wear.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. OGs George Walker (Hardly Visible) (mic and axephone) and Ken Babbs (Intrepid Traveler) (mic), Frank (guitar), and actor James "Izzy" Whetstine. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_120: This improvisational Prankster rap entertained onlookers.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. myself (flute), Scott (guitar), OGs George Walker (Hardly Visible) and Dale Kesey (Highly Charged) (fiddle), and actor James "Izzy" Whetstine (mic). Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_121: George Walker smiles, axephone in hand.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon.OG George Walker (Hardly Visible) and actor James "Izzy" Whetstine. Scott, Frank, and myself in the background. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_122: The day was filled with entertaining conversations.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. Frank Sprouse, Randy Turley, Steve Brown and his son. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_123: It was an honor to have the Intrepid Traveler attend my event.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. OG Ken Babbs and actor James "Izzy" Whetstine. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_124: Sunshine, the bus photo prop, livened the day with many photo opportunities.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_125: Pranksters caught in conversation action.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_126: This Prankster engaged in a pilgrimage from California to attend my event.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_127: The true intentions of the Sunshine bus…. Photo opportunities! In the driver's seat: chef Chez Ray Sewell.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. Steve Brown, unknown, Dawn and Ray Sewell. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_128: A smaller group picture of smiling faces wearing swirling patterns. [Photo credit: Anne Fisher]
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. Sarah Fisher, Gilbert children, Stacy and Woody Gilbert, Frank Sprouse, Sydne Schuler, Steve Brown, Wendy Moore, Steve's son. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_129: The event offered an opportunity for poster signing by the OGs.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. myself, Steve, OG George Walker (Hardly Visible), actor James "Izzy" Whetstine, OGs Dale Kesey (Highly Charged) and Ken Babbs (Intrepid Traveler), chef Chez Ray Sewell, and Dawn. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_130: These Pranksters converse while Babbs takes the stage.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. chef Chez Ray Sewell and actor James "Izzy" Whetstine. On stage, from left to right: Scott (guitar), OG George Walker (Hardly Visible), myself (flute), Frank (guitar), and OG Ken Babbs (Intrepid Traveler) (mic). Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_131: This lovely couple brings great animation full of joy to the events.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_132: OG George Walker (Hardly Visible) packed up and ready to go.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_133: This is a close view of the patterns on these costumes.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_134: The hats on these Pranksters add to the clashing pattern effect.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. actor James "Izzy" Whetstine and Stacy; in background: Wendy Moore, unknown, Bobby Wise, Matt Fisher. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_135: Stop in the name of Peace!
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
DayGlo the UO, EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon. Photo credit: Anne Fisher
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_136: Pranksters on "bus duty."
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California. Photo credit: Sky Chrysti Lyons
2017-06-03
P01_2018_233_137: On the back of Furthur, "there hangs a bell… It can ring, turn night to day… It can ring like fire when you lose your way."
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California. Photo credit: Sky Chrysti Lyons
2017-06-03
P01_2018_233_138: On this day, these two found true love.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California. Sky and author Brian Hassett. Photo credit: Sky Chrysti Lyons
2017-06-03
P01_2018_233_139: The tradition of Pranksterism, passed down from father to son.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California
2017-06-03
P01_2018_233_140: A group photo opportunity with some of the Pranksters that took a pilgrimage to see the Dead
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California. the artists, Portia Lee, Bob Bartell, my daughter Delilah, Sky Chrysti Lyons, Milton Rosenberg, Stacy Gilbert and her daughters, Danny Gross, Ashley Rosko, Sarah Fisher, my son Gabriel, Matt Fisher, unknown people behind, Skyler Gambardella
2017-06-03
P01_2018_233_141: These two are enjoying the scene on "Shakedown Street."
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California
2017-06-03
P01_2018_233_142: Even road cones become hats on Pranksters.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California
2017-06-03
P01_2018_233_143: A clown nose completes the outfit.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California
2017-06-03
P01_2018_233_144: Full tie-dye and a clown nose are necessary wear.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California
2017-06-03
P01_2018_233_145: John Meyer and Bob Weir on stage at Shoreline Amphitheatre.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California. John Meyer and Bob Weir
2017-06-03
P01_2018_233_146: A gathering of Pranksters results in many communal conversations.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California
2017-06-04
P01_2018_233_147: Pranksters take a break behind the Furthur vending stand on "Shakedown Street."
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California
2017-06-04
P01_2018_233_148: Furthur "on lot," ready to be admired by the concert attendees.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California
2017-06-04
P01_2018_233_149: The hood holds new art, added this weekend.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California. [See plate 19]
2017-06-04
P01_2018_233_150: Prankster and artist, discussing what will be added to the bus.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California. artist with Danny Gross
2017-06-04
P01_2018_233_151: Attendees of the Dead concert saw a live painting.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California. artist.
2017-06-04
P01_2018_233_152: Furthur was embellished by two artists that weekend. Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View,
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California. artist.
2017-06-04
P01_2018_233_153: The artist prepares her paint in front of onlookers.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California. artist.
2017-06-04
P01_2018_233_154: Are you on or off the bus?
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California
2017-06-04
P01_2018_233_155: This is a close-up of the new art.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California. [See plate 19]
2017-06-04
P01_2018_233_156: Google was nearby so Pranksters took the opportunity to ride the Google bikes.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California
2017-06-04
P01_2018_233_157: Children also find joy in Furthur, chasing bubbles around the bus.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California. my youngest son.
2017-06-04
P01_2018_233_158: Ruby Rydell, a model, electrifies inside the bus.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California
2017-06-04
P01_2018_233_159: Vending cleanup time! The bus is packed and ready to leave the show.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California
2017-06-04
P01_2018_233_160: Sitting in the driver's seat is a great honor.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Dead & Co., Shoreline Amphiteatre, Mountain View, California
2017-06-04
P01_2018_233_161: The Bus Came By
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Courtesy of Zane Kesey and his personal family archives.
unknown
P01_2018_233_162: San Francisco
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
San Francisco, California. Ken Kesey, Paige, George Walker, Zonker, unidentified. Mountain Girl is in the door.
1965 or 1966
P01_2018_233_163: Ken Kesey in San Mateo County Jail for possession of marijuana.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
San Mateo County Jail, California. Ken Kesey
1966
P01_2018_233_164: Manhattan, NY. Sandy is walking on top; Zonker is wearing "shades" and holding the flag.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Manhattan, New York. Sandy is walking on top; Zonker is wearing "shades" and holding the flag.
1964
P01_2018_233_165: After they were busted at LaHonda. Showing what they were doing in bathroom (not flushing marijuana but painting the bathroom).
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
La Honda, California. Ken Kesey and Page Browning
Late 1964-- early 1965
P01_2018_233_166: Ken Kesey's house in La Honda. Lee Quanstrom's Volkswagen convertible and Ken Babbs' Volkswagen Microbus pickup truck
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
La Honda, California
1965
P01_2018_233_167: After the trip to Mexico, based on the paint job.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
1966
1966
P01_2018_233_168: Going into the jail after the La Honda bust.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
California. Lee Quanstrom is between Ken Kesey and Neal Cassady.
April 1965
P01_2018_233_169: La Honda house from up on the hill. Probably Lee Quanstrom's Volkswagen convertible in the yard.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
La Honda, California
1965
P01_2018_233_170: La Honda, after the marijuana bust and before the Acid Tests.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
La Honda, California
1965
P01_2018_233_171: Gretchen Fetchin at Ken Kesey's house in La Honda
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
La Honda, California. Gretchen Fetchin
1964 or 1965
P01_2018_233_172: Ken Kesey, perhaps working on his Jail Journal, showing his book to the doctors when he was in San Mateo County Jail.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
San Mateo County Jail, California. Ken Kesey
1966
P01_2018_233_173: Tree house in La Honda front yard
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
La Honda, California
early 1960s
P01_2018_233_174: Furthur 2 and Zane Kesey at the gate of the Hitchcock mansion in Mills Brook NY, waiting for the gatekeeper to let the Pranksters in. A revisit, 50 years later, from when the Pranksters visited Timothy Leary in 1964.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Mills Brook, New York. Zane Kesey
2014-08-26
P01_2018_233_175: Wavy Gravy at the Great Bus Race, after the trip to Mexico
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Hugh Romney
1966
P01_2018_233_176: Furthur at Woodstock. The bus was driven there by Ken Babbs, where the Pranksters operated a free stage, open for musical acts such as Joan Baez. Wavy Gravy and the Hog Farm provided free meals and medical service.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Woodstock
1969
P01_2018_233_177: All dressed up, pranksters go to court for pot bust
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
1965
1965
P01_2018_233_178: Further at welding shop. Turret installed on top, railings are next.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Spring 1964
Spring 1964
P01_2018_233_179: Furthur at Millbrook, Timothy Leary's mansion retreat in New York
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Mills Brook, New York
2014-08-14
P01_2018_233_180: Ken Kesey's tombstone in his family plot in Pleasant Hill, Oregon
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Pleasant Hill, Oregon
2001-11
P01_2018_233_181: DayGlo the UO
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
EMU Amphitheatre, Eugene, Oregon
2017-04-22
P01_2018_233_182: The first Human Be-In at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Human Be-In at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California
1967-01-14
P01_2018_233_183: Ken Kesey and his Twister puppet
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
possibly Portland, Oregon
unknown
P01_2018_233_184: Ken Kesey at his farm in Pleasant Hill, Oregon, when he was painting Twister shirts and others.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Pleasant Hill, Oregon
unknown
P01_2018_233_185: Tree house in La Honda front yard
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
La Honda, California
early 1960s
P01_2018_233_186: Neal Cassady and his hammer… everywhere
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Neal Cassady with his hammer that he liked to juggle. "Neal and his hammer… everywhere." – Linda Breen. Unknown date and location.
unknown
P01_2018_233_187: Ken Kesey at home… being Ken, wearing a mask made by Zane Kesey out of cow pelvis.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Pleasant Hill, Oregon
unknown
P01_2018_233_188: Ken Kesey at Ken Babb's annual Fourth of July Prankster Picnic at his home in Pleasant Hill, Oregon
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Pleasant Hill, Oregon. Unknown year.
July 4
P01_2018_233_189: The Thunder Machine Band. John Swan, Art Mattox, and Zane Kesey are in the machine, with Joe and Mary "the dogs" and Ken Kesey, holding a parrot, up front in the suit, preparing for Still Kesey tour at the farm in Pleasant Hill, Oregon.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Unknown date. The Thunder Machine is "made of a heavy metal, maybe steel, sit at it and pluck the strings. it's hollow so it echoes.... It's a Prankster thing... doesn't have to make sense.... but it does and it's Fun." -Linda Breen. Pleasant Hill, Oregon. John Swan, Art Mattox, and Zane Kesey are in the machine, with Joe and Mary "the dogs" and Ken Kesey.
unknown
P01_2018_233_190: Furthur at a festival
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Unknown date and location
unknown
P01_2018_233_191: Zane Kesey with the original Furthur on his farm
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Pleasant Hill, Oregon
2005
P01_2018_233_192: Northwest String Summit
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Horning's Hideout, Oregon
2014 or 2015
P01_2018_233_193: Ken Kesey performing Little Tricker the Squirrel Meets Big Double the Bear
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
San Francisco, California
1996-09-13
P01_2018_233_194: Merry Pranksters feeding the hungry
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Left to right: my son, myself, Woody, Steve, my daughter, Louisa, Zane Kesey, Stacy and her daughters, my son, Science, Frank, unknown, Kevin, Wendy, and Sydne. Kesey Square, Eugene, Oregon
2018-01-14
P01_2018_233_195: Statue of Ken Kesey
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Kesey Square, Eugene, Oregon
unknown
P01_2018_233_196: Ken Kesey, with Michael Falzono on the left Ken Babbs on the right (possibly George Walker hidden by Babbs' hand) at Furthur Fest in Veneta, Oregon, during Hot Tuna's set.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Furthur Fest in Veneta, Oregon
unknown
P01_2018_233_197: Zane Kesey in a still shot captured from film taken when the Pranksters were preparing for the first bus trip
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
La Honda, California
1964
P01_2018_233_198: Ken Kesey during the Grandfurthur Tour
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Unknown location.
1997
P01_2018_233_199: Further at the Werk Out Festival.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
At the Werk Out Festival, where Furthur was in attendance.
unknown
P01_2018_233_200: Ken Kesey… smiling! Sitting at the dining room table at his farm in Pleasant Hill, Oregon.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Pleasant Hill, Oregon
unknown
P01_2018_233_201: Furthur and the neo-Pranksters in Eugene, Oregon, on an overpass where they staged a photo of the bus driving for the associated press before the Furthur Anniversary bus tour.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Eugene, Oregon. late May or June 2014
May or June 2014
P01_2018_233_202: Pranksters during the Anniversary bus tour at the New York World's Fair site
Kesey, Zane
Dietrich, Aaron
Foster, Chris
Kneeland, Kristen
Gross, Danny
1.0 photographs
New York
2014-08-25
P01_2018_233_203: Chuck Kesey behind the camera, talking to the police during the cross-country bus trip.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Unknown location.
1964
P01_2018_233_204: Ken Kesey's casket being lowered into the ground in his family plot on his farm
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Pleasant Hill, Oregon
2001-11
P01_2018_233_205: Late into the night at the Acid Test Graduation at Winterland Ballroom
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
San Francisco, California
October 31- November 1, 1966
P01_2018_233_206: Cover for an Acid Test reel from a test at San Francisco State University
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Acid Test at San Francisco State University, California. Oct 2, 1966. 4(9?) to 6 AM. Vocal: Ken Kesey, Hugh Romney Guitar: Kesey Violin: Dale Organ: Jerry Garcia Engineering: Steve Newman, Kesey, Mountain Girl 71/2 ips 1/2 track
1966-10-02
P01_2018_233_207: Front cover for the Acid Test audio reels that were released by the Merry Pranksters and The Grateful Dead
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Unknown date and location
1965-1966
P01_2018_233_208: Neal Cassady
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Unknown date and location.
unknown
P01_2018_233_209: Ken Kesey. This picture was used to create a mural in Springfield, Oregon
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Unknown date and location.
unknown
P01_2018_233_210: Ken Kesey at the Oregon Country Fair
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Veneta, Oregon.
unknown
P01_2018_233_211: Ken Kesey at his farm
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Pleasant Hill, Oregon
unknown
P01_2018_233_212: Ken Kesey
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Unknown date and location.
unknown
P01_2018_233_213: Ken Kesey during the filming of the unfinished Atlantis Rising at Ano Nuevo Island of the coast of San Francisco, California
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Ano Nuevo Island off the coast of San Francisco, California
1970
P01_2018_233_214: Ken Kesey at his farm
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Pleasant Hill, Oregon
unknown
P01_2018_233_215: Ken Kesey on Furthur
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Unknown date and location
unknown
P01_2018_233_216: Ken Kesey with his grandson, Caleb, celebrating his first birthday.
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Unknown date and location.
unknown
P01_2018_233_217: Ken Kesey during a reading of The Sea Lion
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Unknown date and location.
unknown
P01_2018_233_218: Neal Cassady
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Unknown location.
1960s
P01_2018_233_219: Ken Kesey and Neal Cassady "planning… or plotting" on Furthur, on the way to New York
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Ken Kesey and Neal Cassady
1964
P01_2018_233_220: Zane Kesey, Ken Kesey, and Phil Dietz with the Thunder Machine
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Unknown date and location.
unknown
P01_2018_233_221: Neal Cassady with his hammer
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Unknown date and location.
unknown
P01_2018_233_222: Pranksters with Furthur
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
San Francisco, California
September or October 1966
P01_2018_233_223: Furthur at Woodstock
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Woodstock
1969
P01_2018_233_234: Zane Kesey in The Thunder Machine
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Unknown date and location.
unknown
P01_2018_233_225: United Kingdom tour. The gang is all there plus some. Linda Breen is on top of the Bus in her favorite spot
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
United Kingdom
1999
P01_2018_233_226: Roy Seburn, on the fender, and Gretchen Fetchin, by the door
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Unknown date and location.
unknown
P01_2018_233_227: Bus ride with Bill Walton through Eugene, Oregon
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Kesey Square, Eugene, Oregon
2016-02-20
P01_2018_233_228: Furthur, in San Francisco, California, sometime after the trip to Mexico and before The Acid Test Graduation
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
San Francisco, California
1966
P01_2018_233_229: Further in San Francisco back from Manzanillo, Mexico where there wasn't a lot to do but paint the bus
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
San Francisco, California
1966-10
P01_2018_233_230: The original Furthur in the bus barn on the Kesey farm
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 photographs
Pleasant Hill, Oregon
late 1970s or early 1980s

Supplemental MaterialsReturn to Top

Description
Appendix C: Notice of IRB Review and Approval
Photograph Log
Appendix A: Timeline of Merry Prankster Events 2014-2018
Appendix B: Pictures from the Kesey Family Archives

MultimediaReturn to Top

Description Dates
C03_2018_233: USB Drive
Fisher, Sarah E.
1.0 usb flash drive
230 Original photographs, a photograph log, a PowerPoint presentation of photographs, the original word doc file, and a PDF copy of this student's terminal project.Terminal Project Sarah Fisher -Photograph Log for Sarah Fisher Terminal Project.pdf -Sarah Fisher The Art of Pranksterism.pdf -Terminal Project Power Point.pptx -Terminal Project.docx Photographs -1.jpg through -229.jpg -cover.jpg
2018-06-13

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Art
  • Communitas
  • costumes
  • festivals
  • Furthur Bus
  • Grateful Dead
  • Hippies
  • Ken Kesey
  • Merry Pranksters
  • Mountain Girl
  • Music
  • Neal Cassady
  • Photographs
  • Psychedelic Art
  • Subculture--Counterculture group
  • Wavy Gravy
  • Wild style
  • Personal Names :
  • Babbs, Ken
  • Bartell, Bob
  • Breen , Linda
  • Brown, Steve
  • Crabtree, Peter
  • Davis, Jamey
  • Dietrich, Aaron
  • Emery, Paige
  • Fisher, Anne
  • Fisher, Matt
  • Fisher, Sarah E.
  • Foster, Chris
  • Gambardella, Skyler
  • Gambardella, Todd
  • Gilbert, Stacy
  • Gilbert, Woody
  • Gross, Danny
  • Hassett, Brian
  • Jenkins, Al
  • Kesey, Dale
  • Kesey, Zane
  • Kneeland, Kristen
  • Lyons, Sky Chrysti
  • M., Steven
  • Moore, Scott
  • Moore, Wendy
  • Pflinger, Matt
  • Roberts, Kenneth
  • Rosenberg, Milton
  • Rosko, Ashley
  • Sanford, Alex
  • Schuler, Sydne
  • Sewell, Chez Ray
  • Sewell, Dawn
  • Shuler, Kevin
  • Spirit, Blythe
  • Sprouse, Frank
  • Sprouse, Louisa
  • Stevens, Derek
  • Tpomd, James
  • Turley, Randy
  • Walker, George
  • Whetstine, James "Izzy"
  • Wise, Bobby
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Community events - Grateful Dead shows
  • Terminal project