(6564) Strikes, New Jersey Freight Handlers Strike, 1914

A group of armed deputy sheriffs guard the tunnel of the Susquehanna and Western Railroad against interference from striking freight handlers.

Caption on the back of the photograph reads: “In a pitched battle between railroad detectives and strikers on Wednesday, December 11, two of the former were killed and others seriously injured. Another battle took place between the deputy sheriffs and strikers on December 12. The mayor has intimated that he will ask that state troops be sent on the scene to protect citizens and property.”

Photograph courtesy of the Edward Levinson Collection

(6564) Strikes, New Jersey Freight Handlers Strike, 1914
Date: 
1914-11-12
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Photograph
Photographer: 
Unknown
PhotoID: 
6564