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Fight Night: 1919

Fight Night: 1919

Washington, D.C., 1919. "Boxing at Walter Reed Hospital." Another look at the proceedings first glimpsed here. National Photo glass negative. View full size.

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Army Navy

Hey you, Swabby over on the right! I see you hiding in the back! Get outta this ARMY facility now, on the double! Go over to Bethesda Naval Hospital and put on your own fights!

Can't tell if this is ironic or convenient

Ironic for holding an activity in which injury commonly occurs at a place for healing, or convenient for having a boxing match at a place where medical personnel will be readily available!

Services man's special!

This must have been a fight put on for soldiers. There are more uniforms than civvies in the audience!

[Walter Reed Hospital was a U.S. Army medical facility. See the comments in the Shorpy posting linked in the caption. - tterrace]

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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