Monday, March 30, 2015

Russian & Turkish Baths, East Village, NYC.

This bathhouse was established in 1892 and is New York City's oldest bath business. In the early 1900's there were three types of bathhouses; city-owned facilities which were strictly for sanitation purposes, privately-operated bathing businesses, and facilities like the Russian & Turkish baths which were privately-owned for the purpose of relaxation. Today a trip to the bath costs approximately $35, while in 1915 it cost between 50 cents and $1.50.

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