After centuries in which ducks hadn't washed themselves, an overwhelming trend towards adopting the contemporary Romantic-era interest in bathing emerged. O.W. has reconstructed, expressly for the current DUCKOMENTA in Bad Rehburg, visual material about the interDucks' bathing culture. Sometimes, their boths were limited to a single fin or wing was dipped in water. Short or even longer spells were spent in bathtubs. Some even inhaled steam baths. There were even reports of some ducks taking baths in swarms of ants.
Here you see a famous historical photograph of Professor Duckstein, taken around 1930, most probably in the US. It inspired a expertly-executed oil on wood painting. This picture will feature on the cover of our 2014 DUCKOMENTA calendar, as well as on a page for one of the months, which will be suitable for framing.