Ron Turner and Dr. David Smith photographed by Clay Gerdes, 1977. Ron Turner’s Last Gasp imprint, established in San Francisco in 1970, has published a Who’s Who of 1960s’ pioneers (R. Crumb, Trina Robbins, Spain Rodriguez, Bill Griffith, Greg Irons, Justin Green) and introduced many others over the years since. Initially inspired by Beat culture, Turner was in the forefront of the free speech, farm worker, antiwar, women’s rights and environmental movements before ever publishing a comic book.
Dr. David Smith was a young faculty member at UCSF when he started the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic in 1967. Has photographer’s stamp on back and measures 5 x 7 inches