(6589) Strikes, Violence, Street Car Strike, South Omaha, Nebraska, 1935

A view of a smoking and charred street car, destroyed during the South Omaha street car strike.

Caption on the back of the photograph reads: “South Omaha, NE street car union strikers and sympathizers burned five cars, and one man was killed and at least 16 wounded resisting police orders to disperse. As a result of the rioting, the National Guard was called out. Photo shows two of the street cars going up in flames.”

Photograph courtesy of the Edward Levinson Collection

(6589) Strikes, Violence, Street Car Strike, South Omaha, Nebraska, 1935
Date: 
1935-06-16
Physdesc: 
Photograph
Photographer: 
Unknown
PhotoID: 
6589