Jones' first visit to a Turkish bath

And this is Shampooing
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And this is Shampooing! how j-j-j-o-l-l-y!!!

One of a series of silhouetted caricatures of various aspects of a first-timer's visit to one of Bell's Turkish baths.

Page from a booklet of black & white cartoons with captions relating to the various stages of the bath. Given to bathers at the Grosvenor and the Wool Exhange Baths during 1889 when Benjamin Bell owned both establishments and had already sold the one at Railway Approach, London Bridge.

Reproduced from the version in Amaret Tanner's collection (which is slightly earlier than that in the John Johnson Collection at the Bodleian Library). It was produced by 'Davies & Davies, Designers & Printers of Unique Advertisement, 71 & 73 St Mary Axe, London E.C.'

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Amoret Tanner for her image

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Performance in the raw. Part 5: the shampooing ritual

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