Lido, Mödling, near Vienna
© Photograph by Edith Tudor-Hart

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Lido, Mödling, near Vienna Photographed about 1932
Mödling, to the South of Vienna, was a popular weekend resort with good bathing facilities and easy access to nature. With a working-class population suffering high levels of disease, and in particular tuberculosis, municipal bathing was a political priority for Viennese authorities. By 1927 public swimming pools in Vienna received nine million visits. It was still rare, however, for municipal housing to be built with private bathrooms. The comparative novelty of photography as a mass leisure pursuit was also something Tudor-Hart felt it important to document. Shown here by the family posing for a group photograph.

Details

  • Acc. No. PGP 279.21B
  • Medium Modern silver gelatine print from archival negative
  • Size 30.20 x 30.10 cm
  • Credit Presented by Wolfgang Suschitzky 2004