Earl Johnson won the bronze medal in cross country at the 1924 Olympics in Paris. He also won a silver medal as part of the U.S. team in cross country. Johnson was a welfare worker for the Edgar Thomson Steel Works and a sports columnist for the Pittsburgh Courier. He also ran for the Edgar Thomson track team and was the manager of their baseball team. Johnson is wearing an Edgar Thomson Steel jersey in this action shot.


  • Title: Earl Johnson
  • Date Created: c. 1935
  • Type: Photograph
  • Original Source: Detre Library & Archives at the Heinz History Center
  • Object ID: MSP455.B002.F008.I01
  • Collection Information: Dorsey-Turfley Family Photographs

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