Reproduction of the painting entitled, "Dr. James Naismith The Father of Basketball." Dr. James Naismith (1861-1939), invented the game of basketball while in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1891. Naismith was the first basketball coach at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, in 1898 to 1907.
Pittsburg State University, Kansas, Axe Library, Special Collections
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