(6570) Strikes, New Orleans Street Car Strike, Violence, 1929

The scene along Canal street during the New Orleans Street Car Strike.

Caption on the back of the photograph reads: “A series of tumultuous riots in which two striking carmen were seriously wounded by bullets and scores of other persons were less seriously hurt, marked the attempt of the New Orleans Public Service to resume street car service and stirred all New Orleans to a pitch of tense excitement. The riot reached a climax when strikers and their sympathizers wrecked several of the public service buildings and set fire to a trolley.”

Photograoph courtesy of the Edward Levinson Collection

(6570) Strikes, New Orleans Street Car Strike, Violence, 1929
Date: 
1929
Physdesc: 
Photograph
Photographer: 
Unknown
PhotoID: 
6570