Monday, March 27, 2017

1354 - Bare-Knuckle Nursebot Boxing

Today's JSVB Post fills a gap that has been missing in my blog for a long time: pictures of old-time bare-knuckle nursebot boxing.  

Here is a rare photograph of famous nurse Florence Nightingale, who faced off against a mechanical nurse circa 1850.  The bare knuckle match went a hundred and fifteen rounds staged at Los Angeles' famous Venice Beach.  Nightingale won by technicality after the fighting nursebot ran out of steam.  Literally.  

The robot is credited to Pete at Builder's Studio.  The original photo is from Evans Photography in LA