13 sepia photographs of cures, and staff, at the Thermes Nationaux d'Aix-les-Bains.

(Medicine. Hydrotherapy.) AIX-LES-BAINS

13 sepia photographs of cures, and staff, at the Thermes Nationaux d'Aix-les-Bains.

Description: most approx. 120 x 180 mm, some larger, a little faded, window mounted

Publication Details: [Aix-les-Bains: c. 1890]

Notes: 9 photographs of various cures in progress, in one of which the patient is en route (a lady in an open sedan chair), and 4 of staff, assembled in the Ticket Hall: patients and staff of both sexes. For the background, see Leisure Settings: Bourgeois Culture, Medicine, and the Spa in Modern France by Douglas P. Mackaman, Chicago, 1998, passim. 2 of the photographs bear legends (slightly cropped), identifying the spa and the treatment, and signed ND Phot. Around this time the spa, among its other publicity, issued postcards, of which these seem to be the originals (a bit larger than postcards, an...more

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Price: £650

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: c. 1890]

Stock Number: 63666

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