• Short Summary

    Various shots of game

  • Description

    United States of America / USA

    L.S. and M.S. Men in wheelchairs playing basketball, scoring goals etc.

    M.S. Crowd applauding BASKETBALL players IN BATHCHAIRS.

    Mute F/G.

    Researcher indicates that this may be a match played at Madison Square Garden, described on p. 15 of Stan Labanowich and Armand Thiboutot's 'Wheelchairs Can Jump' (2011):

    "In 1948, Cushing’s basketball team competed in Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Cushing Hospital team (Massachusetts) faced the Halloran Veterans Hospital team from Staten Island, New York. The match between these paralyzed veterans was described in Newsweek: 'Through the smoke and glare of Madison Square Garden ... ten husky young men in slender metal wheelchairs were lined up for the referee’s whistle ... The audience of 15,561 sports fans roared. "

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2421.19
    Media URN:
    76669
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:24:00 / 01:54:25:00
    Canister:
    UN 1911 F

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