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Leather Archives and Museum in Rogers Park

This niche museum houses a library, exhibits, and archives pertaining to leather, fetishism, sadomasochism, and alternative sexual practices. Items here include original art and artifacts from alternative sex organizations and individuals along with unpublished papers and records from notable activists, artists, businesses and organizations related to the subject matter. Here, Joseph W. Bean, executive director of the Leather Archives and Museum, holds a bouquet of colored leather flowers in front of a poster advertising a past leather event in 2000. 6418 N. Greenview Ave., Chicago;
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