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Poster - Town of Warrnambool Hot Sea Water Baths

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

Description
Poster is framed with black wood frame. Pale cream card with elaborate printing
Size
Frame 55cmW x 67cmH x 2cmD Poster 46.5cmW x 59.4H
Object Registration
000069
Keywords
warrnambool, poster, swimming baths, opening hours, hot sea-water baths, gilles street, kirkpatrick j
Historical information
Significant poster showing the use of the sea baths built in early 1890s
When Made
Late 19th Century
Made By
F. W. Niven & Co Lithos (Printers)
Significance
Tells the story of the use and cost of using the salt water sea baths and their benefits. Shows what was important to people of the time and costs for leisure and how they went about it
Inscriptions & Markings
Town of Warrnambool Swimming Baths. Hot Sea-Water Baths. Town of Warrnambool. Hot Salt-water baths for ladies & gentlemen. Hours of bathing. Hours for swimming. Single bath 1s or 10s per dozen tickets. There is a description of the baths. List of charges. Medicinal benefits of hot sea bathing. Water colour paintings in each corner scenes around the baths. Ornate seaweed drawings. Scrolls. J. Kirkpatrick manager
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:11AM