Black and white photograph of the Street Railway Company strike, 1917.

Street Railway Company strike

Street Railway Company strike, 1917.

Twin Cities Streetcar Strike, 1917

When the Twin City Rapid Transit Company (TCRTC) refused to recognize the newly formed streetcar men's union, employees took to the streets of St. Paul and Minneapolis in the fall of 1917 to fight for their civil liberties. The labor dispute challenged state jurisdiction and reached the White House before finding settlement the following year.

Color image of Construction – St. Cloud, 1938. Tempera on plaster by David Granahan.

"Construction – St. Cloud"

Construction – St. Cloud, 1938. Tempera on plaster by David Granahan.

Color image of Workers, c.1934–1941. Oil on canvas by Dorothea Lau.

"Workers"

Workers, c.1934–1941. Oil on canvas by Dorothea Lau.

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 "The result of ten days' walking." Minneapolis Journal, April 20, 1889.

"The Result of Ten Days' Walking"

"The Result of Ten Days' Walking." Minneapolis Journal, April 20, 1889.

Black and white scan of "On the motor – the new conductor announcing the streets." Minneapolis Journal, April 20, 1889.

"On the Motor – the New Conductor Announcing the Streets"

"On the Motor – the New Conductor Announcing the Streets." Minneapolis Journal, April 20, 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 "Arresting the two young dynamiters who put paper caps on the rails. Minneapolis Journal, April 18, 1889.

"Arresting the Two Young Dynamiters Who Put Paper Caps On the Rails"

"Arresting the two young dynamiters who put paper caps on the rails." Minneapolis Journal, April 18, 1889.

Black and white scan of "Seen on First Avenue South." Minneapolis Journal, April 16, 1889.

"Seen on First Avenue South"

"Seen on First Avenue South." Minneapolis Journal, April 16, 1889.

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