San Francisco: Louis Roesch Co., Printers, . Broadside. 8 7/8" x 5 7/8" Near fine. One pin hole at top left corner, a couple of short, cleanly closed edge tears.
An 1898 handbill advertising swimming races at San Francisco's famous Sutro Baths. The teams from Nevada, Georgia, Tennessee, Montana, and Washington were volunteer soldiers in the Spanish-American War, encamped near San Francisco in the summer of 1898.
Adolph Sutro developed the Baths in 1894 as a massive public swimming facility near Cliff House. At the height there were seven ocean-filled pools of varying temperatures that could accommodate 10,000 people at one time.