Triple Balance during football game (November 1966)
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This photograph shows three Springfield College students performing a triple balance act during a football game at Pratt Field during November 1966. In the bottom right corner is a large bell on cart. During football games, this bell was rung whenever the Springfield College team scored a point. Springfield College alumnus Lawrence P. Beck (class of 1968) took this photograph. 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.
|Beck, Lawrence P|
|Springfield College Archives and Special Collections|
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- Chicago citation style
- Beck, Lawrence P. Triple Balance during football game (November 1966). 1966-11. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/7867. (Accessed June 18, 2018.)
- APA citation style
- Beck, Lawrence P, (1966-11) Triple Balance during football game (November 1966). Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/7867
- MLA citation style
- Beck, Lawrence P. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/7867>.