Original 1st printing 14 x 19&1/4" MAILED concert flyer/handbill for Big Brother & the Holding Company (with Janis Joplin *-canceled/replaced by Mad River), appearing with H.P. Lovecraft and the Clara Ward Singers at the Carousel Ballroom In San Francisco, CA from 5/24-26/1968.
Art by the Crazy Arab, image is featured in the Art of Rock book on page 180 (plate 2.164). This is one of the "unblocked" versions (see below).
Medium flat index stock flyer is in very good (B+) condition; a semi-pronounced horizontal center fold (as issued for mailing), light toning, a set of pin/tack holes (one in each corner and in top/bottom center, lower left/right center margins), a few minor surface ding, a hand-written (in blue flair pen) address and cancelled bulk rate postmark on the reverse, otherwise fine.
*Big Brother backed out of the show and a number of posters and handbills (*not this example) were distributed with the band's name crossed out with different colored magic markers. They were replaced on the bill by Mad River (thanks to Ross for the info!)