Ohio National Guardsmen standing near the damaged Electric Auto-Lite plant, photograph

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Ohio National Guardsmen standing near the damaged Electric Auto-Lite plant, photograph

Description

A black and white photograph of two Ohio National Guardsmen as they survey the brick littered street and the broken windows at the Electric Auto-Lite plant in the aftermath of a riot by strikers. The plant employees had been on strike beginning February 25, 1934 and rioting began May 22 when picketers confronted strikebreakers and Ohio National Guardsmen. 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. The photographer is unknown.

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https://ohiomemory.org/digital/collection/p16007coll33/id/88173

Citation

“Ohio National Guardsmen standing near the damaged Electric Auto-Lite plant, photograph,” Toledo Lucas County Public Library, accessed January 25, 2021, https://tlcpllaborhistory.omeka.net/items/show/257.