Many, if not most of the photographs that have recorded the Green Bay Packers history since 1919 were taken by the photography team of Stiller, Lefebvre or the legendary Vernon Biever.
The Stiller, Lefebvre combination continued to record Packers games and players through the 1940s when a young photographer by the name of Vernon Biever began to snap the Packers. Since then, Biever has become a Packers legend in his own right.
Biever snapped his first photo as a 19-year-old at a Packers game in 1941 in old City Stadium in Green Bay.
Since that afternoon, Biever has taken an estimated 150,000 photos, a substantial number of which have appeared in hundreds of books, magazines and newspapers across the land, enhancing the Packers’ image and identity throughout the nation and the world. Biever has photographed every head coach in Packers history, dating back to team founder Curly Lambeau and he has acquired an impressive list of honors and credits in the interim.
He was chosen NFL Photographer of the Year in 1984’s Pro Football Hall of Fame contest, and three other times has won national Photo of the Year awards in the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s annual competition.
The Biever photographs of the Packers have become the cornerstone of Packers History for the nearly 60 years he was taking pictures of the team.
To see Vern Biever’s personal website, click here.