Naked card trick, 1938.
© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library
A photograph of nudists watching a naked conjuror do a card trick, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 1 May, 1938. These members of the National Sun and Air Association are attending their annual conference at Friern Park in North Finchley, London. Influenced by German ideas on health, the naturist movement began to develop in England in the 1920s. The National Sun and Air Association grew out of meetings held in a Hendon pub. By 1937, the association had a membership of 2,350. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.