Activationism: Cape Cod's feel good "cult" of 1948


18 Responses to “Activationism: Cape Cod's feel good "cult" of 1948”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I see a bongo, so I’m guessing there is weed in there somewhere.

  2. braininavat says:

    So this is being revived, right?

  3. Anonymous says:


  4. Teller says:

    Beach culture has ever been thus.

  5. turn_self_off says:

    first thought, i would not mind being the guy doing the drumming next to that lady.

    second thought, the lady in said picture is likely my grandparents age.

    hello cognitive dissonance…

  6. michaelannb says:

    Hah! I cut these very pictures out of an old Life magazine found in a Maine farmhouse to use for collage. this was maybe 35 years ago….when they were less than half as old as they are now….

  7. Antinous / Moderator says:

    That woman’s picture should auto-play Taki Rari.

  8. Anonymous says:

    “Ann Converse, member of old Boston family who works as Cape Cod waitress, expresses Activationist joy….”

    Sunscreen, girl.

  9. Morrigan says:

    I wonder if this is her daughter:

  10. Ocker3 says:

    If you look at the 5th picture in that series of a row of people dancing down the beach, it looks like Grandma was already part of the movement :)

  11. guillaume_remy says:

    Does it include eating living dogs ?

  12. Nash Rambler says:

    Wow. Proto-hippies.

  13. Absent says:

    Is that David Cameron playing the bongos in the second photo?

  14. Anonymous says:

    Arthur Janov and his primal scream, he was no original.

    I’m in love with the young 1948 woman. Is Mr. Dunwoody available to take me back to her?

  15. Kurt says:

    It’s like a 1948 burning man.

  16. andyhavens says:

    The great thing about being mainstream, American white people is that it takes so little to blow our minds. My son will have a harder time, having grown up on Sponge Bob and Portal.

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