Item No: pdcc00393
Title: Swaim's Philadelphia Baths.
Historic Street Address:
7th & Sansom Streets
Print and Picture Collection
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.
A917.481 P536 v.5
Swaim, Wm. (William)
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler