Friday, April 21, 2023

Days of Hope

Crawford Barton photographed this Castro Street scene in the mid-1970s, but it wasn't 
published until after his death when it appeared in Days of Hope: 70s Gay San Francisco.  
That book is such a fine photographic chronicle of a crucial period in gay history that copies 
now go for upwards of $250 in the used book market.  It might be time for a reprint.



  1. I am fortunate to have a copy of Days Of Hope that I purchased at a used book store for less than $20 around 2001! It is in near mint condition, and I am well aware that copies go for upwards of $500, at least in Canada they do. That said, I would never part with it. It is an important part of our history.

    1. I can't believe the publishers haven't figured out they would make good money from a reissue. Perhaps there are legal issues of some sort.

  2. Maybe. I have no idea who owns the rights to the catalogue of his work, but now would be a good time as any to revisit it. I know many who would love their own copy. A expanded version would be welcome.