Alfred Carlton Gilbert vaulting


Alfred Carlton Gilbert vaulting


Alfred Carlton Gilbert vaulting during a track competition. He was educated at Tualatin Academy before attending Pacific University. He was a member of the track team from 1900-1902, after which he transferred to Yale where he participated in both the track and football teams. He went on to be a professional athlete, winning an Olympic gold medal for pole vault in 1908. He also invented The Erector Set, a popular children's toy in the first half of the twentieth century. [There are numerous copies of this photo and one copy identifies the pole jumper as Holman Ferrin].
[back] Gilbert vaulting; A. C. Gilbert - member of team 1900 to 1904. Northwest record in 1904, Yale record in 1905, World's record in 1907 ?, Olympic team record in 1908; Also he was spark plug of football teams as quarterback 1903 and 1904

Date Created

early 1900s


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