Emily Fell is bathing her young daughter Phyllis in a tin bathtub at the family home in Wellington on a Saturday night in 1889. At the time weekly baths were common and Saturday was the favoured night for bathing. A basin and ewer are visible on a washstand on the right-hand side of the photograph. These would have been used by the adults of the house.
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Alexander Turnbull Library, Fell Collection
Photograph by Charles Yates Fell
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