Leaping over Gymnasts on Pommel Horse
- Leaping over Gymnasts on Pommel Horse
This is a black-and-white photograph of a Springfield College gymnast leaping over more than six of his teammates, who are lying in a pile on a pommel horse. Other gymnasts are standing near their stacked teammates. In the background, a crowd watches in awe. Mike Pigeon, the photographer, was located in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This was most likely an act performed at an exhibition show or even the annual Home show.
- Pigeon, Mike
- Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
Frank Wolcott Papers
Springfield College--Gymnastics--Exhibition team
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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.