(6586) Strikes, Violence, Textile Workers, Saylesville, Rhode Island, 1934

A textile worker is carried off by a National Guardsman during the Rhode Island textile workers strike.

Caption on the back of the photograph reads: “A striking textile picket being dragged out of the riot [on Sept. 11] that raged before the Saylesville, RI finishing plant by a state trooper. It was reported that the battle in which 1800 pickets, 51 state troopers, and 32 mill guards took part was provoked by the mill guards who are special deputy sheriffs. Three men were shot and a fourth was seriously injured.”

Photograph courtesy of the Edward Levinson Collection

(6586) Strikes, Violence, Textile Workers, Saylesville, Rhode Island, 1934
Date: 
1934-09-11
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Photograph
Photographer: 
Unknown
PhotoID: 
6586