Cambridge, MA: Trust Incorporated, Publisher, 1967. Tabloid. Good. Item #012914
Side folding tabloid newspaper format. Approximately 17 ½ by 11 ¾ inches. 16 pp. Illustrations throughout, including a two color centerfold. First issue of Avatar, a Boston based underground newspaper. Avatar was founded in 1967 by Mel Lyman and his followers at the Fort Hill Community, or Lyman Family, a counterculture commune (or cult, depending on perspective) in the Roxbury area of Boston. Besides publishing the usual counterculture perspective on local and national news, the newspaper also served as a mouthpiece for Lyman's and the Fort Hill Community's philosophy: a quasi-religious and mystical thought drawing on Lyman's unique view of astrological, spiritual and occult history. Mel Lyman originally gained fame as a folk musician. With pieces on China, the love experiment in Haight, astrology, etc. GOOD condition. Horizontal fold crease present. Minor to moderate faint foxing to the covers. General toning and minor soiling. Minor wrinkling and creasing.
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