(6574) Strikes, Violence, Tube Company Strike, Ambridge, Pennsylvania, 1932

Caption from the back of the photograph reads: “Citizen-deputies hastily sworn in, shown with handkerchiefs around their arms as they charged picket lines about the Spang-Chalfant Seamless Tube Co. plant firing tear-gas bombs and riot guns, during the fighting at Ambridge, PA, Oct. 5. The charge was made after pickets, strung about the plant to prevent workers from entering, refused the command of Sheriff Charles O’Laughlin to disperse. Deputies are shown crouching to fire and with guns leveled at their shoulders. Waves of tear-gas make the view indistinct.”

(6574) Strikes, Violence, Tube Company Strike, Ambridge, Pennsylvania, 1932
Date: 
1932-10-05
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Photograph
Photographer: 
Unknown
PhotoID: 
6574