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Swaim's Philadelphia Baths.

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Item No: pdcc00393
Title: Swaim's Philadelphia Baths.
Historic Street Address: 7th & Sansom Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

View of the public baths built in 1828 by William Swaim on the northeast corner of 7th & Sansom Streets. Swaim made his fortune selling "Panacea", his proprietory medicine, before realizing the profits to be gained by inducing Philadelphians to take regular baths. His public bathing establishment proved to be very popular, as most residences at that time did not have the convenience of a bathtub.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.948614
Geocode Longitude:-75.152515

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.5
Creator Name: Swaim, Wm. (William)
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler