M997.53.117 | Woodstock 25th Anniversary

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Drawing, cartoon
Woodstock 25th Anniversary
Aislin (alias Terry Mosher)
1994, 20th century
Ink and felt pen
30.3 x 23.6 cm
Gift of Mr. Terry Mosher
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  Cartoon (19139) , Drawing (18637) , drawing (18379) , social (690)
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Keys to History

Once a baby boomer, always a baby boomer! That's the idea highlighted in this drawing of an older couple in bed, one of whom is still clinging to memories of the swinging 1960s and the values that were big with young people back then.

  • What

    Even after retirement, baby boomers continue to share common experiences that influence their view of the world. At the turn of the 21st century, boomers made up a significant proportion of the Canadian population, which in part explains the abiding interest in 1960s pop culture.

  • Where

    Woodstock is a small town in upstate New York not far from Bethel, where one of the most famous rock music festivals in history took place in 1969.

  • When

    The Woodstock festival was held from August 15 to 17, 1969.

  • Who

    The first baby boomers (people born between 1945 and the early 1960s) began retiring at the start of the 21st century.