PHOTOS: Bathhouse History Lesson

These amazing Polaroids from the heyday of the Fairoaks Hotel capture the feel of being in a bathhouse in 1978 like no other images can.

BY Christopher Harrity

June 28 2014 3:00 AM ET

Hard Hat
Cradling his beer (and more), a graduate student at Berkeley becomes a silver construction worker on a night off from studies.

Jockstraps
Two employees are posed in front of a Muhammad Ali poster at the Jockstrap night party. Themed parties occurred monthly.

Marlene
The photographer tries to show that his friend in costume is not wearing underwear.  The friend demurs. This costume displayed the outline of the penis when walking or dancing.

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