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Club Swinging Rhythms

Item Information

Title:
Club Swinging Rhythms
Description:
This black-and-white photograph shows ten members of the Springfield College gymnastics team working with Indian clubs. They are arranged in three lines and are all striking the same pose: holding the juggling clubs parallel to the floor, with the first behind their backs and the second held straight in front. A note on the back reads, “Club Swinging Rhythms.” We believe this photograph was taken before 1955, because Coach Leslie Judd’s name is stamped on the back. This may have been a part of a routine that the Springfield College gymnasts performed during exhibition shows, but these routines were also done as part of normal gym classes.
Creator:
Farnum, John
Date:
[1900?–1955?]
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
Collection (local):
College Archives Digital Collections
Series:
Frank Wolcott Papers d
Subjects:
Springfield College
Springfield College--Sports
Springfield College--Sports--Men
Springfield College--Gymnastics
Springfield College--Gymnastics--Exhibition team
Springfield College--Gymnastics--Men
International Young Men's Christian Association College
Gymnasiums
Gymnastics
Gymnasts
Clubs
Exercise equipment & supplies
Places:
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
Text and images are owned, held, or licensed by Springfield College and are available for personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that ownership is properly cited. A credit line is required and should read: Courtesy of Springfield College, Babson Library, Archives and Special Collections. Any commercial use without written permission from Springfield College is strictly prohibited. Other individuals or entities other than, and in addition to, Springfield College may also own copyrights and other propriety rights. The publishing, exhibiting, or broadcasting party assumes all responsibility for clearing reproduction rights and for any infringement of United States copyright law.
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Publisher:
Springfield Republican (Springfield, Mass.)
Notes:
The history of gymnastics at Springfield College stretches nearly as far back as the school’s founding in 1885. Leslie Judd, widely considered a father of modern gymnastics, was the team’s first coach. Dr. James Naismith, the creator of basketball, was an early member of the team. The photograph was taken by John Farnum.
Identifier:
ms514-01-d-04-03-004