VIDEO: Rare Photos Of Billy Graham From The George Burnham Collection

Friday, March 16, 2018 - by Ben Cagle

There are many rare photos of evangelist Billy Graham in the collection by former Chattanooga News-Free Press staff writer George Burnham. 

Mr. Burnham died in 1962 at the young age of 43, but his daughter has retained the photos and the many articles he wrote about the Graham crusades here and in Europe. 

After George Burnham covered each night of the crusade at the Warner Park Fieldhouse, he was asked to join the campaign in Europe. 

The collection includes a telegram from Billy Graham praising the articles by Mr. Burnham and a later one lamenting his death. 

One of the photos shows Dr. Graham with members of the then-News Free Press staff. 

Another shows him in the stateroom of Jimmy Stewart on an ocean liner. Spencer Tracy is among those in the photo.

The video also includes audio of an address Billy Graham made in 1991 at Baylor School.


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