The Haymarket Riot

The Haymarket Riot

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Poster
date made
1962
associated date
1886
affiliated union
United Auto Workers
maker
United Auto Workers
place made
United States: Michigan, Detroit
Associated Place
United States: Michigan, Detroit
associated place
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Measurements
overall: 22 in x 19 in; 55.88 cm x 48.26 cm
ID Number
1988.0701.09
catalog number
1988.0701.09
accession number
1988.0701
Credit Line
Smithsonian
subject
labor issues
Labor Unions
Riots or Civil Disorder
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Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Princeton Posters
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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