Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Vince Lombardi Scrapbook (1976)

Following the life of Green Bay’s legendary head coach, The Vince Lombardi Scrapbook is one that we’d recommend for students of this era in Packers history. With classic photography by Vernon Biever, and also period photos from throughout his life (as well as newspaper clippings — hence the “scrapbook” concept), there is much to learn here. A fine volume. 

Photos from the early days as basketball coach and science teacher at St. Cecilia High School in Englewood, New Jersey.

Newspaper clipping from Lombardi’s time at West Point (with the Army football team), showing the then-assistant coach and his mentor, Col. Earl Blaik. 

On the sideline in Green Bay, Wisconsin. 

Lombardi and his defensive coach (and eventual successor) Phil Bengston have the same look that we all do after a loss to the Minnesota Vikings. 

Scrapbook page of clippings after the coach’s death on September 3, 1970. 

The back cover.

Find your copy here.

The Vince Lombardi Scrapbook
By George Flynn; Photography by Vernon Biever
Grosset & Dunlap (1976)
221 pages