Handstands on the bus
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This black-and-white photograph shows members of the Springfield College gymnastics team doing handstands on the roof of a bus. In the front is a gymnast balancing on the hands of another gymnast. This image was taken during either the Exhibition Team's trip to the New York World's Fair in 1965 or their trip to Florida in 1966. 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.
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