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DdlR
6/19/2013 7:36pm,
Some weird and colorful self defense miscellanea from around the turn of the last century, as recently featured on the Bartitsu Society website:

http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/2013/06/electrical-stun-gloves-1913/ - electric stun gloves

http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/2013/04/political-jujitsu-cartoon-by-e-t-reed-1902/ - political jujitsu cartoon

http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/2013/04/woman-repels-ruffian-boston-globe-190/ - oddly Bartitsu-like self defense taught in Boston, 1904

http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/2013/04/womans-handiest-weapon-the-stiletto-hatpin-new-york-tribune-1904/ - a "stiletto hatpin" designed for self sefense

http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/2013/04/e-w-barton-wright-vs-the-georgia-magnet-1895-1899/ - E.W. Barton-Wright and the "Georgia Magnet" controversy

http://www.bartitsu.org/index.php/2013/04/dr-latsons-method-of-self-defense-new-york-city-1906-and-the-god-man-scandal-of-1911/ - the Dr. Latson Method of Self Defense, with attendant murder and sex scandal