N. 8.05.709
Photograph, Negative, Film
Waseca Herald Office and E. F. Johnson Radio Shop Buildings. Material: plastic. Size: 8" x 10". Description: black and white photograph of buildings along East Elm at State Street; shows Waseca Herald office and the E. F. Johnson Radio shop (current site is Katie O'Leary's Irish Pub on 2nd Ave. N.E.); several men standing by curb listening to the first Waseca broadcast of a World Series baseball game, 1923, piped through outdoor speakers by Edgar Johnson; cars parked on street. See 1.99.2146.
E.F. Johnson Co.; E.F. Johnson Company; E.F. Johnson Corporate Headquarters; E.F. Johnson Company Corporate Headquarters; E.F. Johnson Co. Corporate Headquarters; E. F. Johnson Co.; E. F. Johnson Company; E. F. Johnson Corporate Headquarters; E. F. Johnson Company Corporate Headquarters; E. F. Johnson Co. Corporate Headquarters. Nearly forty years ago E.F. Johnson started a mail order business in amateur radio parts in one little corner of his father's woodworking shop, second store east of the Waseca Herald building on what is now 2nd Avenue N.E. This picture was taken during the world series baseball game of 1924 and the crowd gathered to hear the game over a radio receiving set with horn-type amplifier. E.F. Johnson had by then added radios at retail but space taken in the building had not increased. A plumbing shop, since destroyed by fire, occupied the building between Johnson Woodworking and the Waseca Hearld. Note that most of the cars have open-type buggy tops.