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 "Some employers' idea of a labor agitator." Minneapolis Journal, April 15, 1889.

"Some Employers' Idea of a Labor Agitator"

"Some Employers' Idea of a Labor Agitator." Minneapolis Journal, April 15, 1889.

Black and white scan "Closed on account of the strike." Minneapolis Journal, April 15, 1889.

"Closed on Account of the Strike"

"Closed on Account of the Strike." Minneapolis Journal, April 15, 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 "The real sufferer."  Minneapolis Journal, April 15, 1889.

"The Real Sufferer"

"The Real Sufferer." 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 "This style fifty cents." Minneapolis Journal, April 12, 1889.

"This Style Fifty Cents"

"This style fifty cents." Minneapolis Journal, April 12, 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.

Black and white photograph entitled "Hanging up the clothes" at the James J. Hill House, 240 Summit, St. Paul, c.1900.

"Hanging up the clothes" at the James J. Hill House

"Hanging up the clothes" at the James J. Hill House, 240 Summit, St. Paul, c.1900.

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