How the Pittsburgh Steelers captured the ‘World’s First Photograph’
By DANIELLE BULLINAssociated PressAssociated PressPosted Feb. 14, 2019 11:01AMCOLUMBUS (AP) As Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin looked on from his team’s sideline, he could see his players and teammates taking the photos in front of him.
Tomlin was part of a group of photographers who took the first photographs taken in front the home stadium in NFL history, which was built for the NFL’s expansion team in 1964.
The group included NFL Hall of Fame photographer Jimmie Rodgers, Steelers rookie quarterback Tim Tebow and the NFL Network’s Greg Growden.
Tomlin said it was the first time he ever had a chance to see the game in person.
“The best part of the game, you know, when I was a kid, the best part was going to the movies and watching the games and seeing the excitement.
But that was all in the past,” Tomlin told The Associated Press on Thursday.”
Now, I’m a big fan of sports and I love the NFL and it’s a big part of our life.
And to see it in person, it was really cool.”
A photo by Jimmie Thomas from the team’s inaugural season at Heinz Field in 1964.(AP Photo/Jimmie Thomas)Tomlin, who has been in the NFL since 1972, said the photos are part of an effort to bring fans closer to the game.
“It’s really important for us to do this for the fans,” he said.
“To see the excitement, to be there for the game.”
It’s not clear whether the photos will be released as a digital version of the original photos or sold at auction.
The NFL declined comment.
The photo group also included Tomlin’s wife, Lisa, who is a professional photographer.
“We wanted to do something that is really cool to share with the fans, that’s something you never see in a photograph,” Tomlins said.
“You know, that is one of the reasons why we went to the NFL.
It was an opportunity for me to have my family and to be able to look at the game and have that opportunity.”
Tomlin said the photographs were not used for marketing or promotion of the team, but that they are part the history of the Steelers.
“For me personally, it’s really exciting and a big opportunity,” he added.
“I really enjoy the history and the great people that are there.
The Steelers’ original stadium was built by the Cleveland Browns and is known as the Cleveland Stadium. “
We’re excited to have that.”
The Steelers’ original stadium was built by the Cleveland Browns and is known as the Cleveland Stadium.
The team’s first season at the venue opened in 1960 and lasted just nine games.
The Steelers were the NFL champions in 1970 and won Super Bowl III in 1968.
In 2010, the team moved to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, and opened its second stadium, which opened in 2020.
The stadium has been used for a number of other events, including a Super Bowl in 2020, an NFL championship game in 2012 and Super Bowl XLIX in 2017.
The team announced plans in December to move the team to the new stadium.
Tomlins was a member of the Super Bowl championship teams of the 1960s and 1970s.
He said the team has a strong connection with the community in Pittsburgh.
“When we first got here, it took us five or six months, but it’s grown,” Tomlsons wife said.