“A child of nature”

Gustav Nagel, the well known “child of nature,” writes the Paris Messenger correspondent from Berlin, has arrived at Wilhelmshohe, near Cassel, and can be seen daily walking about clothed in a bathing costume.

He carries a bag, which contains his provisions, consisting of apples and nuts. He intends having himself examined by a doctor to prove that he is not insane and to free himself from the guardianship under which he has been placed.

When he has attained his wish he thinks of going to Italy and Palestine, which countries are more suitable for persons who tramp the woods in a naked condition and spend their nights in trees.

Arizona Republican, 13. Jahrg., 3. Dezember 1902, Nr. 200, S. 7. Online: “A child of nature”.