- Fiddler Gymnast
This photograph shows seven Springfield College gymnasts wearing costumes and holding large jugs in the air around an eighth gymnast, who is playing the fiddle. This was part of a dance that the team performed during exhibition shows.
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- Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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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.