Original 1945 AP Wire Photos of Notre Dame Coach Devore and Navy Coach Hagberg.
Lot 205. Original 1945 AP Wire Photos of Notre Dame Coach Devore and Navy Coach Hagberg. On Nov. 3, 1945, Navy and Notre Dame played to 6-6 tie at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. Navy finished the season with a 7-1-1 record, the only loss coming against Army. Notre Dame compiled a 7-2-1 record, with losses to Army and Great Lakes Naval Air Station. An Associated Press photographer captured multiple images of the competing coaches, and the wire service issued two 8” x 10” photos with three images each. In one print, Navy head coach, Cmdr. Oscar Hagberg, is shown with one of his assistant coaches, Lt. Ed Erdelatz, in three separate photos. Later, Erdelatz coached Navy, from 1950-58, and the Oakland Raiders in 1960 and 1961. The Notre Dame print has coach Hugh Devore leaping to his feet; giving instructions to halfback Terry Brennan; and talking with a field assistant provided by Navy. Brennan coached the Fighting Irish from 1954-58. The photos, which emulsion cracking and light creases, present strong images. Captions are attached. Winning Bid $15.