First edition. 8vo. Signed by the compiler. Pictorial stiff wrappers, 112 pp., acknowledgments, introduction, illustrated from photographs. At one time Wallace, Idaho was a rich mining town that housed many women of negotiable virtue.This book tells a brief story of the development of the town and its prostitution trade. The emphasis moves quickly to the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s when the trade was still active and narrows to the Oasis bordello. The Oasis story is supplemented by candid views from a former Wallace prostitute, former Oasis housekeeper, contemporary bordello museum directors and some Wallace residents. The Oasis Bordello is a unique museum. Almost everything in the house is as it was when bordello life was abruptly interrupted in 1988. The author explains the step-by-step process a customer went through to receive sexual services in the bordello. A 1980s price list of sexual services is presented along with a conversion to 2012 dollars. This book is filled with illustrations and photographs. As new.
Inventory Number: 42567