Item Info

Item No: pdch00026
Title: Strike
Creation Date: 1/11/1962
Historic Street Address: Roosevelt Blvd. & Haldeman Ave.
Media Type: Photographic Negatives
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Image taken by Philadelphia Evening Bulletin photographer Charles T. Higgins

This January 11, 1962, image shows police trying to control a crowd of striking union workers at the Yale & Towne Manufacturing Company's Philadelphia division (Roosevelt Boulevard & Haldeman Avenue).  This photograph was taken near the end of a 5-month strike by the International Association of Machinists against the Yale & Towne Maufacturing Company, over a dispute about the company wanting to make extensive changes to exisiting contracts.  The strike was finally settled on January 29th. 

Notes on the negative's envelope read:  “Strike; Loc: Yale & Towne; Jan. 11, 1962; Time:  0600"

Geocode Latitude: Geocode Longitude:-75.008611
Geocode Latitude:40.100273

Creator Name: Higgins, Charles - Photographer