Explore dundlee's photos on Flickr. Guy Little Collection. One of 32 rescued by me from a car boot sale. All date from about to Unusually this is hand stamped on the back rather than printed. Mons Williams claimed to have an 'American Saloon' which may refer to the style of his studio.
These vintage photos reveal the bizarre history of female boxing where women fought their opponents in full Victorian dress. The Carlson sisters, known as the Wrestling Fat Girls, they would put on a boxing match for paying customers, circa Hattie Madders right , winner of the Most Scary Woman in the UK title in was the only woman to hold the boxing heavyweight championship of the world title. Bessie and Minnie Gordon, known as the Gordon sisters, they would tour theaters in the USA to show off their sparring and punching skills. A young woman in a skirt working out with boxing gloves and a punching bag, circa