Public baths

Private Bathing 1880sDr. Angell's BathsIn the 1860s the European habit of Roman and Greek bathing began to find converts in the U.S.  By the 1880s there were both private and pubic baths in the city.

Dr. Angell’s Lexington Avenue Baths were the most widely known and very popular.  Click on the thumbnail for a detailed article about the Lexington Avenue baths, from the atlas:

Asher & Adams’ New Columbian Rail Road Atlas and Pictorial Album of American Industry, Comprising a Series of New Copper Plate Maps Exhibiting the Thirty-Seven States … Together With Illustrations and Descriptions of Mercantile and Manufacturing Establishments, Machinery, Works of Art, Mechanism, Trade-Marks, Etc., Etc. … Compiled, Written, Drawn and Engraved Under the Supervision Of The Publishers, By Their Own Corps of Editors, Engineers, Topographers, and Artists…. New York: Asher & Adams, No. 59 Beekman Street. 1875



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