Lillie Langtry advertises the Pilgrim Street Turkish Baths,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in 1887

Lillie Langtry

'I attribute my perfect health entirely to the Turkish Bath, which I take twice a-week regularly. I find it keeps my skin in excellent condition, notwithstanding the pigments one is unfortunately obliged to use on the stage, and I think for all small ailments the Turkish Baths is the best Doctor to fly to.'

Lillie Langtry

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The quotation is from an advertisement appearing in: The Turkish bath: its history and use by Frederic Collins Coley (London : Scott, 1887)

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