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Luther Halsey Gulick
TitleLuther Halsey Gulick
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SubjectGulick, Luther Halsey, 1865-1918--Portraits; International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (Springfield, Mass.)--Faculty--Portraits; Springfield College--Faculty--Portraits
DescriptionA cabinet card photograph of Luther Halsey Gulick. Luther Gulick was the first director of the physical training department at Springfield College. While he was at the School, he inspired James Naismith to devise the game of basketball and was responsible for the creation and adoption of the inverted triangle used by Springfield College and the YMCA as their seals and symbols. Gulick felt the inverted triangle was the perfect symbol to represent the whole man, denoting the perfect balance of the spirit, mind and body. After leaving the Training School, Gulick served as physical education director at the Pratt Institute High School in Brooklyn and later became head of the physical training for the New York public schools. Gulick and his wife, Charlotte Vedder Gulick, went on to found of the Camp Fire Girls of America in 1910 as a sister organization to the Boy Scouts of America. Luther Gulick died August 13, 1918 at his summer home in Maine.
CreatorGeo. C. Van Norman (Photographer), Springfield, Mass.
RelationIs part of the Luther Halsey Gulick Papers. Springfield College Archives and Special Collections, Springfield, Massachusetts,
RightsText 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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