An elegantly dress woman and her maid servant enter a room which has a large basin on the floor. The maid immediately helps the woman disrobe giving modern viewers an idea of how many layers of clothing women wore in 1897. When the woman is down to her last garment she steps into the tub and the maid pours what appears to be black powder onto her back. She then covers the woman with a robe, pats her dry and the film ends. Written by
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Artificial coloring was added to the water, because director Georges Méliès
was concerned that audiences would not be able to tell that the servant was bathing the woman if regular, transparent water was used. See more