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Burke, Farquher, and Friedman (c. 1942)

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Title:
Burke, Farquher, and Friedman (c. 1942)
Description:
This black-and-white photograph shows three Springfield College gymnasts performing a triple balance act. The gymnasts are, top to bottom, Roger K. Burke (class of 1942), John C. Farquhar (class of 1942), and Abraham M. Friedman (class of 1942). According to "100 Years of Gymnastics Exhibitions" (2008, 2009), these three men began the tradition of the triple-balance act in 1942, their senior year.
Date:
[1942?]
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--Gymnastics
Springfield College--Gymnastics--Men
Springfield College--Sports
Springfield College--Sports--Men
Springfield College--Gymnastics--Exhibition team
Springfield College--Alumni and alumnae
Burke, Roger K.
Farquhar, John C.
Friedman, Abraham M.
Gymnasts
Gymnastics
Places:
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
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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.
Language:
English
Identifier:
ms514-01-d-05-01-002