Monday, October 29, 2007
There WAS Color Back Then...
Today’s blog entry features a gorgeous color photo of Packer legends Don Hutson and Earl “Curly” Lambeau on the practice field sometime in the 1940’s. Most of the images you see from this era are black and white, which is what makes this one so special.
Hutson’s professional career, all spent with Green Bay, spanned the years 1935 to 1945 and 116 games. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Hutson played both End and Defensive Back in a time when even the great players went “both ways” for the whole game.
Before moving on to just the coaching responsibilities on game days — in which capacity he’s seen here — Curly Lambeau played in 77 games as a Back from 1921-1929.