Gulick was born to missionary parents in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1865. In 1887, Gulick came to the International YMCA Training School (now Springfield College) where he founded the physical education department. While there, Dr. Gulick developed the school's inverted triangle symbol, which represents the whole man - in spirit, mind and body, and remains the Springfield College's seal today. The triangle was later adopted by the YMCA as their symbol. After leaving the Training School in 1900, Gulick became the principal of the Pratt Institute High School in Brooklyn and then went on to serve as the director of physical training in the public schools of New York. In 1907, Gulick organized the child hygiene department of the Russell Sage Foundation and served as director until 1913 when he resigned due to failing health. Gulick and his wife Charlotte founded the Camp Fire Girls in 1910, a youth movement for girls which emphasized camping, outdoor activities and preparing women for work outside the home. Today it is known as Camp Fire USA and offers programs for both boys and girls. Gulick died at his summer home in Casco, Maine in 1918 at the age of 52.
This image is identical to another in the collection, ms 503-01-01-02-004, however this image has been cut into an oval shape and mounted on the cardboard backing while the other remains mounted in a rectangle shape.
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