Victorian Turkish Baths Picture of the Month for January 2014

Punch caricature by Bert Thomas,  20 Oct 1909

The Man and the Moment

A caricature indicating that the Turkish Baths sandwich-board man was a well-known recognisable character in London from the early 1900s onwards. Another example can be found here.


This item is from the collection of the Victorian Turkish Baths Project


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Timothy Stunt, Gary Simons and Martina Fuseli, all members of Patrick Leary's wonderful

mailing list VICTORIA 19th-Century British Culture & Society, for help in identifying the artist.

Helen Walasek, Punch Ltd, for further interesting information.

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