Damaged Auto-Lite factory building, photograph


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Damaged Auto-Lite factory building, photograph


A black and white photograph by Lawrence D. Heitt of broken windows on the damaged factory building during the Electric Auto-Lite Strike of May, 1934. 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. 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.




“Damaged Auto-Lite factory building, photograph,” Toledo Lucas County Public Library, accessed June 30, 2022, https://tlcpllaborhistory.omeka.net/items/show/259.