Haymarket Square Riot | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Haymarket Square Riot

Haymarket Square Riot | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Photograph of a painting depicting a confrontation between police and protesters at the Haymarket in Chicago. Smoke from an explosion drifts in the background as bodies lie on the ground dead or wounded. Thousands of protesters had gathered in response to the killing of two McCormick reaper factory workers on the previous day. The workers had been killed by police in a confrontation between union workers and their replacements.
DESCRIPTION
Photograph of a painting depicting a confrontation between police and protesters at the Haymarket in Chicago. Smoke from an explosion drifts in the background as bodies lie on the ground dead or wounded. Thousands of protesters had gathered in response to the killing of two McCormick reaper factory workers on the previous day. The workers had been killed by police in a confrontation between union workers and their replacements.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:26206
Creation Date: May 04 1886
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Chicago
County:
State:Illinois
Collection Name:McCormick Company visual materials, circa 1851-circa 1950
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:M2002-175, Box 2, Folder 1
Original Dimensions:7 x 5 inches
SUBJECTS
Strikes and lockouts
Riots
Firearms
Explosions
Cities and towns
Crowds
Men
Women
Streets

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