Inside a private Turkish bath, c.mid 1860s

Early photograph of bather in hot room in a private Turkish bath
< Ambrotype: Reproduced by courtesy of the V & A Picture Library V & A Picture Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Looking from the cooling-room, through the warm room to the hot room in the Turkish bath in a private home, some time between the mid-1860s and early 1870s.

It has been suggested that the early photograph, an Ambrotype, was taken by Robert Crawshay in the private Turkish bath at the home of his cousin, George Crawshay—but see article on the pictures for doubts about this attribution.

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