Burned and overturned automobile in front of the Auto-Lite factory, photograph

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Title

Burned and overturned automobile in front of the Auto-Lite factory, photograph

Description

A black and white photograph taken by Lawrence D. Heitt of four men as they examine an overturned and burnt car damaged during the Electric Auto-Lite Strike in May of 1934. The four men are among many other civilians and guardsmen assessing the damage done to the factory buildings and other property. 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 the plant was heavily damaged. Called the ""Battle of Toledo"" the strike was a victory for the American Federation of Labor and marked the beginning of unionization in the automobile industry. The rioting ended on May 27th and the labor dispute was settled June 1, 1934.

Source

https://ohiomemory.org/digital/collection/p16007coll33/id/88185

Citation

“Burned and overturned automobile in front of the Auto-Lite factory, photograph,” Toledo Lucas County Public Library, accessed January 25, 2021, https://tlcpllaborhistory.omeka.net/items/show/262.