LIFE With a Cheerful Cape Cod ‘Cult,’ 1948

Activationism, 1948

Martha Holmes—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Martha Holmes—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

At a Provincetown nightclub, Milton Hood Ward (right), Activationism’s founder, leads followers in what LIFE characterized as “contortions, shadow boxing, and Holy Roller stunts … Surprised bystanders who join in usually enjoy it.”

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