New Photo Collection Coming to Tales…

lowe, guthrie and faison

Talk about serendipity.  I was recently contacted by the pest control worker of an older gentleman in San Diego.  He told that this man was an original member of the Chargers Backers, the Chargers first fan club, and that he was moving and getting rid of a lot of old photos and such.  The pest control worker, not wanting the photos to be lost, googled “Chargers Historian,” and came up with my name and Tales from the American Football League.  From there it was the matter of a few emails and phone calls before I met these gentlemen and was given several photo albums from the 1960s.

wrights and lowes

Edith & Ernie Wright, Sophia & Paul Lowe, and friend.

I will be slowly scanning these prints and putting together a new photo gallery dedicated strictly to this collection.  I’m pretty excited, and I hope you all are as well!!

Todd Tobias (790 Posts)

Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.


4 Responses to New Photo Collection Coming to Tales…

  1. Jim Beach says:

    Hi Todd,
    Great find. Looking forward to seeing them. Thanks for all your good work, Jim …

  2. Mike Metzler says:

    What a blessing, Todd! Thank you for your dedication to AFL history!

  3. James Millsap says:

    As always, great stuff. You’ve had a lot of neat articles/photos recently. Any chance you have a copy of the photo of John Hadl handing off to Keith Lincoln (I always assumed it was from the 1963 championship game against Boston) featured in the book “Touchdown: A Picture History of the AFL”) and on the Remember The AFL website?

  4. Christopher Peck says:

    Awesome, Todd! I dig the stuff you dig up!

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