Liberty Baths Matchbook


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Rare, never used, full book of matches from the now closed Liberty Baths in San Francisco at 1157 Post St. A Polk Gulch bathhouse in the 1970s. In 1978, police raided the Liberty and arrested men for “lewd conduct in a public space.” The Liberty Baths also served as a place for gay artists to feature work, and the walls were reportedly covered with gay murals. Like many of the bathhouses, the Liberty Baths closed after the AIDS epidemic began. These matches are from the 1980s. Made by Bänner Mach San Francisco.

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Weight 8 oz
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