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on verso, upper left stamped in purple ink: JUL 8 1937; upper center stamped in black ink: REPUBLIC STEEL CO STRIKE / RIOT MAY 30, 1937; upper right printed in black ink on applied barcode label: HBX-464-BS; by unknown hand, upper right in graphite: 385-253; center Wide World Photos copyright stamp in purple ink crossed out in graphite; bottom center printed in purple ink on applied paper inverted: PLEASE WATCH CREDIT: (C) BY PARAMOUNT PICTURES INC. / FROM WIDE WORLD PHOTOS - 873840 / SCENE FROM NEWSREEL OF FATAL / MAY DAY STEEL STRIKE RIOT / SOUTH CHICAGO, ILL.- THIS SCENE OF POLICE BATTLING STEEL / STRIKERS AND SYMPATHIZERS IS FROM THE NEWSREEL OF / PARAMOUNT PICTURES MADE AT THE FATAL RIOT HERE MAY 30 AT / THE PLANT OF THE REPUBLIC STEEL CORPORATION. JUST LEFT / OF CENTER IN THE PICTURE A POLICEMAN MAY BE SEEN / SWINGING HIS CLUB ON A FALLEN STRIKER. THESE PICTURES / WERE BANNED UNTIL TODAY AND HAVE BEEN STUDIED BY THE / SENATE CIVIL LIBERTIES COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING THE / OUTBREAK. / H-7/2/37 (s)

Provenance

Tribune Company, Chicago; Mary and Dan Solomon, Monarch Beach, CA; gift to NGA, 2018.

Associated Names
Solomon, Dan and Mary
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