Wednesday, December 04, 2013

1947 Preseason Game Program

If you like the days of Curly Lambeau’s teams and the pre-Lombardi era, then your Christmas has come early this year. Here is the complete game program, or “Packer Pictorial Review,” from the August 23, 1947 preseason game between Lambeau’s Packers and the New York Giants. All of the ads have been included as well, because they give a great “big picture” of what it was like to live in Green Bay in the post-war 1940’s. In case you’re wondering, the Packers won this game, 17-14, in front of 15,000 fans at City Stadium. For the ’47 regular season, they finished 6-5-1 for Third Place in the Western Division.

Source: Wisconsin Historical Society