Gymnast Leaping Through Legs
- Gymnast Leaping Through Legs
This is a black-and-white photograph of a Springfield College gymnast leaping through the legs of eight of his teammates, who are standing on their heads. In the background, a crowd watches from the bleachers. This was most likely performed during one of the many exhibition shows that Springfield College put on over the years.
- 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.