Photographs from the Chicago Daily News, 1902-1933


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A star player, Harold "Red" Grange, generated tremendous excitement among fans that carried over from college to professional football (SDN-065677). Grange was a three-time All-American while playing for the University of Illinois. His brother, Garland Grange, was an outstanding football player as well (SDN-069490). However, it was Red Grange, famed as the "galloping ghost," who won national recognition in 1924 when he rushed for five touchdowns and passed the ball for a sixth touchdown in a game against the University of Michigan. When Red Grange signed to play with the Chicago Bears in 1925, he provided an enormous boost to the team and to the new National Football League (SDN-065678). Grange attracted photographers wherever he went, as seen at a baseball game (SDN-065795A, SDN-065795B), the railroad station (SDN-065773), and in a staged "photo opportunity" with a pretty girl kicking a football (SDN-066259).

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