Browning Machine gun and gunners on alert, photograph

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Title

Browning Machine gun and gunners on alert, photograph

Description

A black and white photograph taken by Lawrence D. Heitt of three troops from the Ohio National Guard as they man a Browning machine gun during the Electric Auto-Lite Strike in May of 1934. 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/88193

Citation

“Browning Machine gun and gunners on alert, photograph,” Toledo Lucas County Public Library, accessed January 25, 2021, https://tlcpllaborhistory.omeka.net/items/show/266.