Seton, Ernest Thompson Bath's specific rules were prescribed as follows:. In later periods, depictions of nude swimming scenes became rarer, but more likely to depict straightforward contemporary scenes. David July 17, This was described by his friend Emile Zola as a time when "they were possessed with the joys of plunging naked into the deeper pools where the waters flowed, or spending the days stark naked in the sun, drying them selves on the burning sand, diving in once more to live in the river Moral pressures forced some town councils to establish zones for the women and men to bathe separately.
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