(6593) Strikes, Violence, Steel Workers, Youngstown, Ohio, 1937

Armed police officers set upon striking steelworkers during the Youngstown steel strike.

Caption on the back of the photograph reads: “The photographer who caught this action in the clash of pickets with police at Youngstown, Ohio June 19th, was right in the thick of the fighting. Picket at left is running from line of police. Note that the latter are using their guns as clubs, holding them by the barrel. Called a staged riot planned by strikers, the clash resulted in death to one and injuries to 28.”

Photograph courtesy of the Edward Levinson Collection

(6593) Strikes, Violence, Steel Workers, Youngstown, Ohio, 1937
Date: 
1937-06-19
Physdesc: 
Photograph
Photographer: 
Unknown
PhotoID: 
6593