Black and white scan of "The situation changed." Minneapolis Journal, April 22, 1889.

"The Situation Changed"

"The situation changed." Minneapolis Journal, April 22, 1889.

Black and white scan of "To be seen on the patrol box at Nicollet Av. and Sixth St." Minneapolis Journal, April 19, 1889.

"To be seen on the patrol box at Nicollet Av. and Sixth St."

"To be seen on the patrol box at Nicollet Av. and Sixth St." Minneapolis Journal, April 19, 1889.

Black and white scan of "Mr. Lowry's 'Pigs in Clover.'" Minneapolis Journal, April 16, 1889.

"Mr. Lowry's 'Pigs in Clover'"

"Mr. Lowry's 'Pigs in Clover.'" Minneapolis Journal, April 16, 1889.

Black and white scan of "Mr. Lowry, having no cash to put in it, uses the office safe for a coal bin." Minneapolis Journal, April 15, 1889.

"Mr. Lowry, Having No Cash to Put in it, Uses the Office Safe for a Coal Bin"

"Mr. Lowry, Having No Cash to Put in it, Uses the Office Safe for a Coal Bin." Minneapolis Journal, April 15, 1889.

Black and white scan of "Nothing to arbitrate."  Minneapolis Journal, April 13, 1889.

"Nothing to Arbitrate"

"Nothing to Arbitrate." Minneapolis Journal, April 13, 1889.

Black and white scan of "The best way to settle it." Minneapolis Journal, April 12, 1889.

"The Best Way To Settle It"

"The Best Way To Settle It." Minneapolis Journal, April 12, 1889.

Twin Cities Streetcar Strike, 1889

Wage cuts to employees of the Minneapolis and St. Paul streetcar companies in 1889 prompted a fifteen-day strike that disrupted business and escalated into violence before its resolution. In spite of public support for the strikers, the streetcar companies succeeded in breaking the strike with few concessions.

Color image of a brass bell from a horse-drawn streetcar used by the Minneapolis Street Railway Company, c.1874–1891.

Brass bell from a horse-drawn streetcar

Brass bell from a horse-drawn streetcar used by the Minneapolis Street Railway Company, c.1874–1891.

Color image of a Minneapolis Street Railway Company fare token (back), c.1905.

Minneapolis Street Railway Company fare token (back)

Minneapolis Street Railway Company fare token (back), c.1905.

Color image of a Minneapolis Street Railway Company fare token (front), c.1905.

Minneapolis Street Railway Company fare token (front)

Minneapolis Street Railway Company fare token (front), c.1905.

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