Images of the Week: Basketball and Hockey

The photographs featured this week are just a tiny sampling of the basketball and hockey related photos in our holdings. The overwhelming majority of our NBA, NHL and NCAA images have possible copyright restrictions, which limits online access.

Local Identifier: 306-PSF-86-2445, “Dr. James Naismith (Wearing Suit), a Springfield College instructor and basketball’s inventor. He is with the “First Team”. The first game was played in 1891 in fulfillment of an assignment given to Naismith to create a game that could be played indoors between the football and baseball seasons.”, Source: Springfield College.

Local Identifier: 306-NT-809-8, Photograph of the Montreal Canadiens playing the Detroit Red Wings, April 30, 1938.

Local Identifier: 306-NT-809-A-1, Photograph of the 1948 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team.

Local Identifier: 306-PS-54-16101,  Photograph of the United States Basketball Team Playing Brazil in the Title Game of the 1954 World Basketball Tournament  in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Local Identifier: 306-PS-55-7184, Photograph of the Harlem Globetrotters Playing in Vienna, Austria, ca. 1950.

Local Identifier: 306-PS-64-1841, “New York City: Players (L-R) Jeff Mullins, Willie Jones and Bill Bradley await their turn in elimination tournament game for selection of 1964 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team, June 1964”

Local Identifier:330-CFD-DN- SC-87-06206.jpeg, “Midshipman David Robinson, an All-American basketball player for the U. S. Naval Academy, poses for a photograph on the forecastle of the battleship USS IOWA (BB-61), 10/18/1986”, Photograph by PHC Jeff Hilton.