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Offline Ellenmai

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Re: Identify Location?
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 17:24 GMT (UK) »
They do look like slippers arthurk. Did he ever have TB as a young man as he could be in a Sanatorium.The Adelina Patti Sanatorium was based in Craig y Nos Castle in the upper Swansea valley  in the 1920/30/40's. The room looks rather grand with the black & white checkerboard floor.

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« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 18:56 GMT (UK) »
Interesting  - yes, he did have TB at some point - my parents can't remember whether he was in a sanatorium but it would follow - probably more likely he would have been closer to home - Tumble sanatorium maybe?

I 'll have to check the other photos we have of him to see whether he is wearing the same footwear at other times - not sure now whether they are shoes or slippers.....

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Re: Identify Location?
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 19:50 GMT (UK) »
Slippers with a very smart suit and tie? Surely not. To me they look to be rather elegant slip-on leather shoes.
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Re: Identify Location?
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 19:58 GMT (UK) »
Slippers with a very smart suit and tie? Surely not. To me they look to be rather elegant slip-on leather shoes.


I thought they were "Slip on" shoes to be honest.

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« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 20:04 GMT (UK) »
The back wall (including the Alexander mosaic and the coat of arms) is, I think, tiled. Might be worth checking to see where they might have been manufactured. The setting does look health or bathing related. Possibly a sanitorium or perhaps a Turkish Bath?
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Re: Identify Location?
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 01 March 18 16:34 GMT (UK) »
The footwear are "loafer shoes".

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« Reply #15 on: Friday 02 March 18 14:46 GMT (UK) »
We can rule out his stay in a Sanatorium because I've just found out he was in Garngoch Hospital, Gorseinon, Swansea and that photo was not taken there.

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Re: Identify Location?
« Reply #16 on: Friday 02 March 18 14:56 GMT (UK) »
The back wall (including the Alexander mosaic and the coat of arms) is, I think, tiled. Might be worth checking to see where they might have been manufactured. The setting does look health or bathing related. Possibly a sanitorium or perhaps a Turkish Bath?

Is this the same picture
https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/channel-island-auctions-ltd/catalogue-id-srcha10005/lot-090b226e-ca1d-4188-97d9-a4ae00f6f910

Although this is mosaic and the one we have looks like tiles.
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Re: Identify Location?
« Reply #17 on: Friday 02 March 18 15:36 GMT (UK) »
It looks like the same picture heywood, such a pity it doesn't state where it has come from.