Ohio National guardsmen in front of damaged factory building, photograph

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Ohio National guardsmen in front of damaged factory building, photograph

Description

A black and white photograph taken by Lawrence D. Heitt of two Ohio National guardsmen as they pose in front of the damaged factory building during the Electric Auto-Lite Strike of May, 1934. Note the broken windows and the door torn off the front entrance. When the Ohio National Guard was called on the scene of the strike, the strikers began to riot by throwing bricks and other debris at the troops. Rioting commenced on May 22 and continued until May 27. When the rioting was over two strikers had been killed by gunfire and many more injured from flying bricks and other debris along with hand-to-hand combat. The rioting ended on May 27th and the labor dispute was settled June 1, 1934.

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https://ohiomemory.org/digital/collection/p16007coll33/id/88169

Citation

“Ohio National guardsmen in front of damaged factory building, photograph,” Toledo Lucas County Public Library, accessed January 25, 2021, https://tlcpllaborhistory.omeka.net/items/show/256.