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John & Yoko - War Is Over! - 1969 | by wild prairie man
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John & Yoko - War Is Over! - 1969

Continuing to slide back through time to some of my earliest work. In December 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono held a "Bed-In" in Montreal. I happened to be attending university there at the time, and often had my camera with me. One day I noticed one of their billboards and quickly framed and snapped this shot. A moment in time. The end of the Sixties, too, that turbulent decade in which I spent my teen years. I was 20 at the time, about to turn 21 on the Winter Solstice, and ready for something new and exciting in life, although I would slog through one more semester of school before hitting the road.


Photographed in Montreal, Quebec (Canada); scanned from the original Tri-X negative, made with a Pentax Spotmatic and 50 mm lens. My first good camera! Don't use this image on websites, blogs, or other media without explicit permission © 1969 James R. Page - all rights reserved.

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Taken in December 1969