What a Turkish bath is not!

< Hand-drawn and painted postcard

'In hot water', or 'A Turkish bath'

Nothing much is known about this delightful hand-drawn and painted postcard, sent within an envelope, by Thomas H Darwell to his friend, a Mr Bevins, towards the end of World War I.

Headed with an embossed address (SeaHolme, Grange-over-Sands), and dated 3/4/17, it reads:

'My dear Bevins,
'This chap is in Mesopotamia it appears. Anyhow he certainly seems in some kind of a mess. Our affectionate regards to you.'

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

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