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Book Description
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.
Dealer Notes
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, and, apart from the legend, not printed at all). How big a complete series might be we have been unable to determine.
The lady in the sedan chair looks comfortable, but some of the treatments look pretty dismal, especially considering the state of the rooms (which look like ill-kept stables).
Author (Medicine. Hydrotherapy.) AIX-LES-BAINS
Date c. 1890
Condition good
Pages most 20 x 180 mm, some larger, a little faded,

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