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Badlands Through the Ages Photograph Album
GLC 189  
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Description
The scrapbook contains photographs of events, theme parties, costumes, and drag at Badlands, a gay bar in San Francisco. The final page is dedicated to manager Frank McGrady's retirement in 1999.
Background
The bar Watergate West opened at 4121 18th Street in San Francisco in 1973. It retained the Watergate name in 1974. But then changed it to Badlands in 1975. The bar was sold to Les Natali in 1999.
Extent
1 scrapbook (in 1 oversized box), 29 loose photographs.
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center Photo Desk hours.