|Shower-bath at Scarborough|
I distinctly remembered seeing one in the TV series, Regency House Party, and the connected book. When you view the image (second one down) at Jane Austen’s World, you may understand why it sticks in my memory. The blog post offers detailed information, which I won’t repeat.
|Domestic Sanitary Regulations|
Christina Hardyment’s Behind the Scenes shows the Erdigg Shower Room.
This image from the Wimpole Hall Bath House, allows you to use a directional to view the shower-bath from all angles.
This page, at item 2485, explains how a certain shower bath works. This may enlighten us a little about the Scarborough picture at top.
The Mechanics Magazine, Volume 40, 1844, offers a diagram of a shower-bath.
|New shower-bath from Paris|
In 1839, the author calls daily bathing "indispensable."
For more about past bathing practices, you might want to read our Annals of Bathing:
As well as posts here and here, as well as some others I've probably missed.
Image upper left from J.B. Papworth, F. Wrangham, and W. Combe's Poetical sketches of Scarborough (1813).
Caricature, Domestic Sanitary Regulations, from John Leech’s Pictures of Life and Character, Volume 1
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