Ladies' day in the tepidarium:
Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Australia, 1862

Ladies' day in the tepidarium
< Image: Illustrated Melbourne post   (18 Oct 1862)

The tepidarium in the Lonsdale Street Turkish baths, Melbourne, Australia, seems almost to be modelled on the one at Ben-Rhydding.

The illustration from a local newspaper is intended to show potential bathers that the ambience within is relaxed, the women apparently without clothes and loosely wrapped in towels.

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