Victorian Turkish Baths Picture of the Month for Aug & Sept 2014

Oriental Turkish Baths, 1104 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa:
flyer for the baths, with 'ditties' on the back


This flyer advertised the Oriental Turkish baths at 1104 Walnut Street, which originally opened in 1891 as the Turkish and Russian Baths.

Turkish bath exterior

The building was designed by the architect, Wilson Eyre, and with its keyhole windows and chequered façade, the baths gave a whole new look to the street. The baths closed in the mid 1920s and the Forrest Theatre was built on the site in 1927.

Card reverse

The reverse of the flyer, presumably dating from the later years in the baths' existence, curiously comprised four ditties bearing absolutely no relevance to the baths at all.

This flyer is from the collection of the Victorian Turkish Baths Project

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