Vintage Chicago Bears Photo – circa 1920 – Decatur Staleys with George Hallas


This Vintage Chicago Bears Photo shows the 1920 Decatur Staley team, which moved to Chicago in 1921 and were renamed the Chicago Bears in 1922.   Framed in reclaimed barn wood with a dark/black finish, this newly printed photo makes a great gift for Bears football fans!  A caption on the glass adds interest & depth.

Made to order - ships within 2 weeks

Product Description

This Vintage Chicago Bears Photo shows the 1920 Decatur Staleys football team, which moved to Chicago the following year and was renamed the “Chicago Bears” after that.   This newly printed photo has been framed in reclaimed wood.

  • Frame has a black waxed finish
  • Frames are made from reclaimed wood – variation will occur, as will some uneven texture, old nail holes, and knots
  • A photo caption has been applied to the glass – accenting this nostalgic photo
  • George Halas is pictured at center wearing the striped jersey
  • Size: roughly 18″ wide by 13.75″ tall
  • Hangs using 2 D-rings mounted to the back upper corners
  • Can be reordered if out of stock – typically ships within 2 weeks

This vintage Chicago Bears photo shows the team’s early roots, with “Papa Bear” George Halas pictured at center in the photo.  Halas was backed by entrepreneur A. E. Staley, from the Staley Manufacturing Co., to form the Decatur Staley team in 1919.  Halas was instrumental in the start of professional football,  and A.E. Staley knew that the team would have more potential for growth in the larger market of Chicago.  The team moved to Chicago in 1921 and played as the “Chicago Staleys” for one year.   Since they played at Wrigley Field (also home to the Cubs), the team decided to rename the team the “Chicago Bears,”  since they reasoned that football players were larger in size than baseball players.  This old Bears photo makes a great gift for the Bears fan!

Shipping Specifications

Weight10 lbs
Dimensions20 × 5 × 26 in

Shipping and Return Information

Sales tax

Sales tax is added to Illinois sales at the rate of 6.25%.

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Please allow 1-3 business days after your order is placed for packaging and shipment. Tracking information will be provided via email upon shipment

Most products are shipped via FedEx or UPS ground.  Larger items may require shipment via freight truck (Chicago area customers may inquire about discounted local delivery of large items).  Typical transit time for ground shipments is 1-4 business days; however, this may vary.  Products requiring freight shipping will likely require additional time.  You will be provided with a tracking number via email after your order is placed.  We may contact you with additional information or to coordinate large freight shipments.


Our products are made from reclaimed materials and variations should be expected.  We do all we can to ensure your satisfaction with our artwork and customer service.  However, if you would like to discuss returning an item, please send an email to allow us an attempt at first resolving the issue.  All returns are subject to prior approval.  Please do not return an item without authorization.  Original shipping charges will not be refunded.  All returns must be received back within 14 days of the receipt of your item(s).  Return shipping fees will be at the customer’s expense.  Once an item is received, we will refund the item’s purchase price or provide a suitable replacement.

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