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Compulsory bath
Compulsory bath
TitleCompulsory bath
DescriptionFrom text: "Next in order is the bath. This is administered in an open, well-lighted room, 18 x 24 feet, containing eight hot and cold water showers, strong soap, brushes and towels without stint. Should this job be poorly done through laziness, repugnance, unfamiliarity with the task, the officer in charge returns him willy nilly, and should the lodger seem unequal to the labor a husky attendant does him to a turn, and he comes forth, if not as beautiful as the lily, surely with a not unpleasant shining, and if cleanliness be next to godliness then much nearer the Almighty than he has been for many days."
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RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject NameMunicipal Lodging House (Chicago, Ill.)
SubjectLodging houses
Coverage-SpatialNear West Side (Chicago, Ill.)
PublisherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Book TitleThe Commons : a monthly record devoted to aspects of life and labor from the social settlement point of view.
CollectionPicture Chicago
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