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The Public Baths: Which Take Pride in Their Blend of Japanese and Foreign Architecture (Caoshan [J. Sōzan] Hot Springs, Taiwan)
The Taipei Prefecture public baths were built in the late 1920s to commemorate the enthronement of the Showa emperor in Japan, at a site where natural hot springs already were in use. The facilities were considered to be the best in Taiwan. Japanese forces invaded and occupied Taiwan in the Sino-Japanese War of 1895, a conflict between the Chinese and Japanese empires mainly over control of Korea. At the conclusion of the war, China ceded Taiwan to Japan. The occupation lasted until 1945 and the end of World War II.
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Philadelphia Baths, Corner of George and Seventh Streets, near Chestnut Street
This lithograph dating from circa 1829 shows the public baths, located at the corner of George and Seventh Streets, near Chestnut Street, in Philadelphia. The illustration is by William L. Breton, a watercolorist and early lithographer of Philadelphia scenes who was active in the city between about 1825 and 1855. Born in England circa 1773, Breton immigrated to Philadelphia around 1824. In the late 1820s, he contributed illustrations to Annals of Philadelphia, compiled by the antiquarian John F. Watson. In 1829 Breton entered the lithographic trade to execute the illustrations ...
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The Library Company of Philadelphia