London street life in the 19th century:
the Turkish baths sandwich-board man

Street Life
< Image: Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News (14 July 1877) p.417

Depicted as part of the everyday life to be seen in London in the final quarter of the nineteenthy century, the three sandwich-board men, or 'human directionals' as they were known in the trade, include one for a Turkish bath. The bath had well and truly arrived.

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