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Breakers Beach Casino Bathhouse, Palm Beach
about 1900
Photographer:Photographed by Harriet V. S. Thorne , American, 1843 - 1926
Photography; gelatin emulsion on film
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 4 3/4 x 6 9/16in. (12.1 x 16.7cm) Sheet (height x width): 7 x 5in. (17.8 x 12.7cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: Bathers at a bath house, near a pool. Much of the pool is visible, as well as the building that surrounds it. Many chairs are lined up against the edge of the building, around the pool. A large hotel, probably the Royal Poinciana Hotel is visible in the background.
Date note: While the date provided by Rollie McKenna for a similar image is circa 1900, it may be closer to 1912 if the film is cellulose nitrate (which it probably is). According to the Image Permanence Institute, Kodak did not start manufacturing 5x7"nitrate sheet film until 1912. From "Photographic Negatives: Nature and Evolution of Processes"
Inscription: Recto, film side: "8" in black ink on left edge
Object Number: 2011.344.160
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