Wrong Kurt Barthel?

Last Updated 7/23/2011

General Information

Employment History

Founder  - American League for Physical Culture

Affiliations

Founder  - U.s. League for Physical Culture

Web References  

The History of Social Nudism - Nudist History

Kurt Barthel, a German immigrant, founded the American League for Physical Culture.
On Labor Day in 1929, Kurt Barthel met with 3 other couples in Peekskill, New York and began American Social Nudism.

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Dayton Warm Breezes Naturist Club

It was Kurt Barthel, a German immigrant, who got the ball rolling by informing people that nudism was very common in Germany and France and spreading to other countries.
On Labor Day of that same year, Kurt and 3 other couples in Peekskill, New York began American Social Nudism. Just a few months later the American League for Physical Culture ( ALPC ) was founded and within a couple of months they had over 50 members. In 1931 the Reverend Ilsley Boone came on board. He was elected vice president of the ALPC. Now things were really moving.

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Course Proposal

iii. Kurt Barthel and the American League for Physical Culture

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