Ladies' day in the cooling-room at
Drumsheugh Baths, Old Queensferry Road, Edinburgh

Women reading in the cooling-room
< Image: Courtesy of Doug Corrance

Daisy and Polly Duncan, relaxing in the cooling-room  after their Turkish bath, painted on a women’s day in 1890, at what was then known as the Drumsheugh Swimming and Turkish Baths Club in Edinburgh.

The artist is believed to be a woman, and a member of the Balfour Kinne[a]r family.

The Drumsheugh Baths Club still exists, but the Turkish baths were discontinued some time in the mid-1970s and replaced by a gymnasium.

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