There was a lot of interest yesterday about the little bathtub.
At that time, big baths were “once-a-week” activities. These tubs were more for daily wash ups. You would sit on the rim with your legs in the tub and do a “sponge bath”. Or you could sit down in it with your legs hanging over the sides. The little bathtub is called a “Sitzbad”. Pronounced Zits-Bod. Means literally a “sitting bathtub.” Plus it was great to bathe kids.
This sitzbad can be seen on a Whole House tour.