Posted by AnneM on July 14, 1997 at 16:27:22:
In reply to Re: Bathing machines posted by Kathleen T on July 14, 1997 at 14:59:00
] I can't cite my sources, but I am almost sure I remember that people (women especially) were allowed the option of bathing inside these "machines". The wagons were pulled into the water, and the individual (sometimes in the nude) cavorted inside. The wagon provided protection from the sun (tans were not socially acceptable in those days) and from onlookers.
I'm pretty sure I read about them in the "Ate and Know" book. They sound like so much fun!
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