From Terrors of Turkish bathing:
by George Luks, 1866-1933

Shampooing, by George Luks

Ferocious Friction No Turkish tribulation is harder to bear than the merciless masseur who keeps fit by rending his patients limb from limb. Mr Tweemys, who is on the slab, can stand being beaten and pounded but he certainly did not know that he was to be scrubbed with a wire brush.

George Luks (1866-1933) was an American artist who began his career in the graphic arts before becoming associated with a group of American impressionist painters who were popularly known as the Ash Can School. The members of this group chose to paint ordinary people involved in aspects of their everyday lives. This drawing is one of a series done for Vanity Fair in September 1926.

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