The Haymarket Riot


The Haymarket Riot, or Haymarket Incident, occured on May 4, 1886 near Chicago's Haymarket Square. What began as a protest against the killing and wounding of several workers during a strike at the McCormick Reaper Works, turned into a violent riot as an unidentified person threw a bomb at the police resulting in the death of eight people.

Date Made: 1962Associated Date: 1886

Affiliated Union: United Auto WorkersMaker: United Auto Workers

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Michigan, DetroitAssociated Place: United States: Michigan, DetroitAssociated Place: United States: Illinois, Chicago

General Subject Association: labor issuesLabor UnionsRiots or Civil Disorder


See more items in: Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection, Princeton Posters


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Smithsonian

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1988.0701.09Catalog Number: 1988.0701.09Accession Number: 1988.0701

Object Name: Poster

Measurements: overall: 22 in x 19 in; 55.88 cm x 48.26 cm


Record Id: nmah_1050841

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