Photo album with approximately 94 mostly black-and-white photographs collected by a member of the Bay Area sadist and masochist community in the late 1980s and early 1990s, pictures depict events including the Pride parade, a pageant with women in assorted bondage restraints, portraits, and candid shots, most with community members dressed in leather or lingerie including dominatrix and submissive ensembles and men in drag. Most photographs 3" x 5". 4to., approximately half mounted in a black leather three-ring binder with clear sleeves and photo corners, the other half loose. San Francisco 1988-1991.
San Francisco has long been seen as the premier city for kink and fetish in the United States. Samois, the earliest-known lesbian S&M organization in the United States, was founded in San Francisco in 1978. The Folsom Street Fair, an annual BDSM and leather fair, has been held every September since 1984 and is one of California's largest outdoor spectator events, and the world's largest leather event and BDSM showcase. Book ID: 48620