Monday, July 19, 2010

"The American League for Physical Culture"

Nudism - American Sunbathing Association's 9 page promotional pamphlet containing general information – a history of public nudism in America along with a map detailing two hundred regional chapters in North America and Hawaii (nudist camps). "Naturism," as it was formerly called, was started in America in 1929 by German immigrant Kurt Barthel who formed "The American League for Physical Culture" and whose outings early on were the target of raids by law officers; motto = "clothed when practical, unclothed when possible."

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