Moorish bath at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries

< Reproduced from:Un bain maure. No.8 of a series of postcards published early in the 20th century.

< Reproduced from 'Oriental baths' / Alfred Martin  Ciba symposia  (Aug 1939)  pp.150-55

The photograph used in the postcard on the left is credited to J Geiser of Algiers, and dates from the 19th century. But the same picture has sometimes been printed as a mirror-image, as in the photograph on the right, which is credited to Wilhelm Klee of Berlin.

It is not known which was the original orientation, or who was the original photographer.

The postcard is from the collection of the Victorian Turkish Baths Project

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