(6585) Strikes, Violence, Textile Workers, Saylesville, Rhode Island, 1934

A textile worker is carried off be two National Guardsmen during the Rhode Island textile workers strike.

Caption on the back of the photograph reads: “A strike sympathizer in custody of two national guardsmen at Saylesville, RI, on the night of Sept. 11, 1934 after a battle which started when some 4,000 persons broke through the ‘Dead Lines’ and engaged 250 guardsmen. The incident involved some of the wildest fighting in the general textile strike.”

Photograph courtesy of the Edward Levinson Collection

(6585) Strikes, Violence, Textile Workers, Saylesville, Rhode Island, 1934
Date: 
1934-09-11
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Photograph
Photographer: 
Unknown
PhotoID: 
6585