H5P in the Archive

Nelson – The Glory Days of the Browns

H5P project analysis of a primary source



This picture is available for our viewing pleasure courtesy of  clevelandmemory.org. The image was captured by Byron Filkins on October 3, 1960. The photograph was donated to the Cleveland memory project by Joseph E. Cole.


This photo is from the year 1960, and depicts the player Rich Kreitling after catching a 54 yard pass to put the Browns on Pittsburg’s 3 yard line. This was great field position and led to the Brown’s 4th touchdown that game. During this game, the Browns would lead 21-0 at halftime, and later win the game 28-20.


This photo was taken in Cleveland, at the Cleveland Stadium which is now called FirstEnergy Stadium: http://


This game took place on October 3rd, 1960. This was during the time in which the Browns were on of the best teams in the NFL. They continued to be a good team until the infamous event in which the team left Cleveland for Baltimore, in which the Baltimore Ravens were created. The Browns would eventually return to Cleveland, but it would never be the same as it once was.


In order to understand the importance of this play, it is vital to realize how good the browns were during this time. Our running back during this time, Jim Brown, is one of the greatest players to ever play the game. We were also a winning team then unlike now. For reference, our record during the season that this play happened was 8 wins, three losses, and 1 tie. This is significantly better than how we’ve been doing as a team in recent years. It is really important to understand that the city of Cleveland hasn’t always been cursed with bad professional sports teams!


There are a plethora of other pictures of our past football teams in the Cleveland memory archives, however there are other sources that could be helpful to look at. First, the football hall of fame, located in Canton, Ohio, would be a fantastic place to look to find more information on some of our best players from history. In addition to the HOF, you can always look at old videos of games that we played, or transcripts of the calling of games we played to really grasp how good of a team we were prior to leaving. Below, I’ve included a link to the HOF website for further research.

Link to HOF website



  1. Byron F. Untitled, 1960, Photograph, Cleveland Memory, Cleveland, Ohio, www.clevelandmemory.org

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