Relics: One of a kind items from the festival
This handmade necklace of tiny rainbow colored glass beads strung along about 52 inches of individually sized and crimped copper wire links. It is a thoroughly authentic and charming reminder of the period. I came across a listing posted by a surrogate on behalf the owner who was forced by the economic downturn to auction off this heirloom which had been gifted by her father who passed away at the age of 46. I was determined to include it here on Woodstock Artifacts to pay tribute to her dad who attended the festival in his early twenties. The b&w photo copy is all she would relay after several attempts to glean further details. Scribbled on the back of the photo is a note "My Dad and me at 8 yrs. old, around the time I asked about the beads". The story goes: He bought them off an individual, a girl who had made the necklace, as a gift for his girlfriend. The relationship did not last long and she returned it. Imagine - an eight year old given a necklace by your Dad, and being told "This came from the Woodstock Festival"!
Single-run commemorative center page from Journal News, Middletown NY