The needle (douche) shower
The Turkish bath: its design and construction
/ Robert Owen Allsop. — London : Spon, 1890
Reproduced from a postcard. Aix-les-bains—Etablissement Thermal. Douche en cercle. — Aix-les-Bains
: Libraire, Papeterie Cartier, c.1910
The original photograph is from Julien frères, Genève.
Advertisement for a popular needle shower to be found in many Turkish baths from the late 19th century onwards.
A needle shower in use at a thermal Spa in Aix-les-Bains at the beginning of the 20th century.
The postcard is from the collection of the Victorian Turkish Baths Project
This page last updated
20 March 2011