Victorian Turkish Baths
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Victorian Turkish Baths: their origin, development, and gradual decline


October 2021   Northampton Public Baths: leaflet: front page
July-August 2015   The Victoria Baths, The Promenade, Southport
June 2015   Inside the Turkish baths at Mason Road, Birmingham
March-May 2015   Hall's Turkish Baths in Sydney, Australia
February 2015   Leicester: 40 Friar Lane, Exterior
January 2015 Remains of tiling at Marina Esplanade, Hove
November/December 2014   Ireland: Cork: 30 South Mall: cooling-room, 1891 
October 2014   The Holborn Turkish Baths charges card
August/September 2014   Card advertising the Oriental Baths, Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
July 2014   Postcard advertising cabinet baths from William Cooper's Indian depot
June 2014   Ad for Turkish baths at Dr S E Hyndman's Electro-medical Institute, St Louis, Minn.
May 2014   Malcolm chats with Paul Atterbury at the BBC Antiques Roadshow
April 2014   Business card from the Tremont Turkish Baths, Boston, Mass.
March 2014   Booklet cover from London's Imperial Hotel Turkish Baths
February 2014   Müller's Volksbad, Munich, Germany
January 2014 Punch caricature by Bert Young (?) c.1911
December 2013 Scene from Bernard Shaw's play Misalliance
November 2013 Trade card from the late 1870s advertising Le Hammam in Paris
October 2013 Part of the cooling-room at the RAC Club in Pall Mall
September 2013 Hollywood Baths Ltd Book matches cover
August 2013 William Cooper's catalogue for T Bath & Co.
July 2013 Second class ticket to the Bury Corporation Turkish Bath
June 2013 Shampooing rooms and plunge pool at Miller's Baths in New York, 1891
May 2013 Racing cartoon from Punch, 1921
April 2013 Cooling-room at Newcastle-on-Tyne Turkish Baths, 1928
March 2013 Turkish baths banner outside Prahran Arcade, 1891
February 2013 Email about costumes at the refurbished Ironmonger Row Turkish Baths
January 2013 Trade card for Harry D Allen's Turkish baths, Mediden, Conn
December 2012   Shampooing room at Gilkes Street, Middlesbrough, seven years after closure
November 2012   Sign outside the Hotel Bellis, Wausau, Wisconsin
October 2012   Turkish bath appointment card for use on the RMS Queen Mary
September 2012   Metcalfe's Richmond Hydropathic Establishment
August 2012   Paris: Lido des Champs Elysées: Turkish baths cooling-room
July 2012   Chart of Turkish bath closures
June 2012   Eidam's Turkish Bath, Lawrence, Mass
May 2012 Dr Stone's Turkish Baths, Detroit
April 2012 Victoria Baths' new website homepage
March 2012 Max Wilson's Turkish Baths, Perth, Australia
February 2012 Punch cartoon
January 2012 Site of the Jermyn Street Hammam, 2011
December 2011 Postcard advertising Logan's Turkish Baths
November 2011 Bookmatch cover advertising London's Imperial Hotel Turkish baths
October 2011 The Biltmore Hotel Turkish baths
September 2011 Rockside Hydropathic Establishment cooling-room and plunge pool
August 2011 Shampooing Room, Stanley
July 2011 Turkish bath sign: Prince of Wales Road, Norwich
June 2011 Ruins of hammam in the 15th century Shirvanshah Palace Baku (Azerbaijan)
May 2011 The Turkish hot room: The Luxor Baths Hotel
April 2011 Glass ashtray: San Francisco Turkish Bath: 229 Ellis Street
March 2011 The Turkish bath house at Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
February 2011 Omar Bartholomew, masseur, with a bather
January 2011 Holmes and Watson relax after their Turkish bath
December 2010   The Moorish decorative window grille at the Drumsheugh Swimming Club, Edinburgh
November 2010   Plan of proposed (but never built) Turkish baths, Chelsea Public Baths, early 1900s
October 2010   Southport: cooling-room at Kenworthy's Hydropathic Establishment, c.1920
September 2010   Columbus, Ohio: advertising blotter, c.1910
August 2010   London: King's Cross Turkish Baths: three views, c.1887
July 2010   Eastbourne: Grand Hotel Turkish Baths: encaustic floor tiles
June 2010   Melbourne: Fullalove's Turkish Baths: ladies' lounge and cooling-room, mid-1920s
May 2010   Sheffield: poster advertising the Turkish, medicated, Russian or Finnish Sauna Bath
April 2010   Mason City, Iowa: freebie pen advertising the local Turkish Bath and Treatment Parlor
March 2010   Buffalo, NY: Mohawk Baths business card
February 2010   Collinsville, Il: Bischoff's Turkish Baths House
January 2010   Melbourne: Weighing machine card advertisement for Bjelke-Peterson Turkish Baths
December 2009   Norfolk, Virginia: Turkish Baths Building
November 2009   New York: Times Square Turkish Baths postcard
October 2009   Birmingham: Frederick Street: commemorative plaque
September 2009   Glasgow: Corporation baths cash register keys
August 2009   Manchester: Whitworth baths
July 2009   Auckland Turkish Baths, New Zealand
June 2009   Joseph Constantine
May 2009   Shampooing-room in unidentified Turkish baths — Identified August 2011
April 2009   Bermondsey: Grange Road Turkish baths: Cooling-room
March 2009   Invitation to opening of Kentish Town Turkish Baths
February 2009   Turkish Baths sign: Seattle Underground
January 2009   Virginia Water, Surrey: Holloway Sanatorium Turkish Baths, 1885
December 2008   Shampooing room, Fleischman Turkish Baths, New York, NY
November 2008   Cabinet Turkish bath, Dew Collection, Oxfordshire Museums
October 2008   Locker token for Dewsbury Turkish baths
September 2008   Boston Athletic Association Club-house, 1889
August 2008   Camberwell Turkish baths cooling-room, 1905
July 2008   1910 advertisement for the Savoy Turkish baths in York Street and Jermyn Street
June 2008   Newly refurbished Turkish baths at Bligh Street, Sydney, 1884
May 2008   British newspaper advertisement for 4711 eau de Cologne, 1927
April 2008   Advertising calendar postcard for 1910, Rochester, NY, USA
March 2008   Earthenware corbel, James Street Turkish Baths, Carlisle
February 2008   Porchester Hall Supporters' Club charity programme
January 2008   Southsea Turkish Baths, exterior view, early 20th century
December 2007   Trade card for the Turkish baths at 1330 Chestnut Sreet, Philadelphia
November 2007   Advertisement in a local directory for Dr Wood's establishment in Brooklyn
October 2007   Linker Bros Turkish Bath Parlors advert
September 2007   Bolton Turkish Baths, after closure
August 2007   Cambray Spa Turkish Baths, Cheltenham, c.1886
July 2007   Divan Turkish Bath Soap label
May 2007   South Cliff Turkish Baths, Scarborough
March 2007   Hot rooms in the Camberwell Turkish Baths, Old Kent Road, London, 1905
February 2007   Invoice from Charles Bartholomew to the Corporation of Ashton, 1879
January 2007   Advertising card for the Central Turkish Bath, Liverpool, 1876
December 2006   Front cover of Pascal Meunier's Hammams
November 2006   Wall plaque in Limerick
October 2006   Trade card for the Springfield Turkish baths
September 2006   Ben Rhydding Hydropathic Establishment
August 2006   Restoration starts at Manchester's Victoria Baths
July 2006   Miller Arcade Turkish Baths, Preston
June 2006   Trade card for Miller's Turkish, electric, and Roman baths, New York
May 2006   Gents' electrical treatment room at James's Hydro, Earls Court Gardens, London
April 2006   The cooling-room of the Hotel Metropole, Brighton, 1890
Sep/Oct 2005   Excerpt from an advertising booklet for Robinson's Thermal Cabinet Bath
August 2005   Book match cover, Luxor Turkish baths, Paterson, New Jersey, USA
July 2005   Advertisement for Sapolio Hand Soap, c.1907
June 2005   Scarborough's Bland's Cliff Turkish Baths—in a new guise
May 2005   Treen woolholder with image of Bridge of Allan Turkish baths
Apr 2005   Last Turkish baths to be built by Dr Barter at St Ann's Hydro
Feb/Mar 2005   Charles Bartholomew's monogram
Jan 2005   Poster for Paddington Turkish and Russian baths, late 1930s
Dec 2004   Erasmus Wilson's dureta
Nov 2004   Small hinged tin, with striking plate, for lucifers
Oct 2004   A bottle of Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet
Sep 2004   Front cover of The Mystery of a Turkish bath, by 'Rita'
Aug 2004   Book match cover, Turkish baths at the Australia Hotel, Sydney
Jul 2004   Trade card for Galt House Turkish baths, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Jun 2004   Rate card for Faulkners Turkish baths and hotels
May 2004   Tip dish from the Imperial Hotel, London

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