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Gymnasts with Parachute

Item Information

Title:
Gymnasts with Parachute
Description:
This black-and-white photograph shows the Springfield College exhibition team performing with a parachute in front of a large audience. SC Gymnastics Coach Frank Wolcott first introduced the use parachutes to gymnastic exhibitions.
Creator:
Mercury Studio (Hamden, Mass.)
Date:
[1965?–1975?]
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--Women
Springfield College--Gymnastics
Springfield College--Gymnastics--Exhibition team
Springfield College--Gymnastics--Women
Springfield College--Gymnastics--Men
Springfield College--Sports--Men
Gymnasts
Gymnastics
Exhibitions
Athletes
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 College
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 Exhibition Team has appeared before thousands of spectators in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In fact, in 1941 the team appeared before thirty-five-thousand spectators in twenty-five cities.
Identifier:
ms514-01-d-04-07-001