THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF NOTRE DAME Three members of the famed Fighting Irish backfield have signed this famous photo of all four on horseback with footballs, mounted on cardstock to 11×9. Extremely desirable autographs! Photograph signed: “Sincere Regards/Don Miller”, “Sincerely/Elmer Layden”, “Sincerely/Harry Stuhldreher”. B/w 9¾x7½ image mounted on 11×9¼ cardstock. Signed by their respective images. Crowley’s name has been added by an unknown hand. Notre Dame halfback DON MILLER (1902-1979), quarterback HARRY STUHLDREHER (1901-1965), fullback ELMER LAYDEN (1903-1973) and running back Jim Crowley (1903-1986) comprised Notre Dame’s backfield for 3 years (1922-1924). In that time, the team lost only two games (both to Nebraska). In their senior year, the Four Horsemen led the Fighting Irish to an undefeated 10-0 series and a Rose Bowl victory for the national championship. In an article datelined Polo Grounds, N.Y., October 18, 1924, sportswriter Grantland Rice reported on the football game he had seen the day before. He began: “Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden. They formed the crest of the South Bend cyclone before which another fighting Army football team was swept over the precipice at the Polo Grounds yesterday afternoon as 55,000 spectators peered down on the bewildering panorama spread on the green plain below. A cyclone can’t be snared. It may be surrounded, but somewhere it breaks through to keep on going. When the cyclone starts from South Bend, where the candle lights still gleam through the Indiana sycamores, those in the way must take to storm cellars at top speed. Yesterday the cyclone struck again as Notre Dame beat the Army, 13 to 7, with a set of… More information available. Please contact us if you have questions. HFSID 286418
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