"The Third Annual Northeast Washington Barter Fair will provide a way for us to sell or trade the products we've grown or made without having to resort to the conventional market system." So said the leaflet promoting the event, which took place in 1976.
LEFT: Campers and tents at the barter fair campground. RIGHT: An old codger proposes a trade.
PHOTOS: KARI BERGER AND SKEETER
TOP LEFT: An impromptu musical performance on flute and drums. TOP RIGHT: A vendor displays gems and polished rock on velvet. BOTTOM: A vendor with apples and chickens to swap.
KARI BERGER AND SKEETER
TOP: Barter fair attendees milling amongst the vendor tables. BOTTOM LEFT: A live llama. BOTTOM RIGHT: A bright quilt.