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Violet Ray Nurse

The so-called “Violet Ray” was a common quack medical device popular from around 1900 through the 1930s.  Nikola Tesla introduced his first prototype violet ray at the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. 

There is something about the amused leer of our Violet Ray Nurse.  She seems to be the only nurse on duty at the moment.  But what manner of treatment does she have in mind for her patient?  Time will tell. 

Oil on Canvas – 42”H x 28”W                      



Oil painting of naughty nurse with Violet Ray device.
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