Almonte 1891 Naismith BasketballBasketball_Almonte1891_Grey_12.5x12.5 $44
Our 'Almonte 1891 Naismith Basketball' art print takes you back to the time when basketball was invented. Dr. James Naismith was a physical education teacher at the Springfield, Massachusetts YMCA. New England's winters were long so he invented a game that would keep his athletes busy and in shape. He hung peach baskets at each end of the gym and told the players to bounce and pass the ball down the gym and to throw it into the other team's basket. Although the game was a little 'rough' around the edges, the Almonte, Ontario native had invented a sport who's basic principles survive today.
The inspiration behind our Almonte 1891 Naismith Basketball Print
Our 'Almonte 1891 Naismith' art print is unique and ideal for basketball fans or history fans alike. It's as vintage as it gets featuring a photo illustration of an antique basketball dating back to the 1890s placed on an 1891 map of Ontario. Naismith's hometown—Almonte, Ontario—is highlighted in his honour.
- Replica illustration of a 19th-century basketball
- An authentic antique map dating to 1891 locating Almonte, Ontario
- Available in different colour backgrounds
- Individually printed to order on heavy, satin photo paper using a large format, 9-colour ink process
- Museum-quality (Giclée) inks and paper guaranteed not to fade or yellow for 200 years
- Canadian-made, gallery-style hardwood frames with matte lacquer finish
- Prints are protected behind thick acrylic—clear as glass and won't break during shipping
- Acid-free, foam core backing board
- Hanging hardware installed—ready to hang out of the box!