(6592) Strikes, Textile Workers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1937

Strikers gather outside of the Artcraft Silk Hosiery Mill during the Philadelphia textile strike. In The foreground, a man prepares to hurl a brick through one of the mill's windows.

Caption on the back of the photograph reads: “A pane of glass in the Artcraft Silk Hosiery Mill was the target this gentleman was lining up when the camera clicked. The photo was made during the disorders that occurred here yesterday, April 20, when union and non-union men clashed outside the plant. The disorders followed the failure of Mayor S. Davis Wilson to settle a dispute involving refusal of the hosiery firm to recognize a C.I.O. local. There was much window breaking until police used their clubs to disperse demonstrators.”

Photograph courtesy of the Edward Levinson Collection

(6592) Strikes, Textile Workers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1937
Date: 
1937-04-20
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Photograph
Photographer: 
Unknown
PhotoID: 
6592