Black and white photograph of women marching with American flags, Street Railway Company strike, 1917.

Women marching with American flags, Street Railway Company strike

Women marching with American flags, Street Railway Company strike, 1917.

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 a streetcar transfer ticket, 1910.

Streetcar transfer ticket

Streetcar transfer ticket, 1910.

Color image of a metal streetcar token holder, c.1900s.

Metal streetcar token holder

Metal streetcar token holder, c.1900s.

Color image of a wooden streetcar sign with carved black lettering on each side, installed at the corner of Lexington and St. Clair by the St. Paul City Railway Company, c.1920.

Wooden streetcar sign

Wooden streetcar sign with carved black lettering on each side, installed at the corner of Lexington and St. Clair by the St. Paul City Railway Company, c.1920.

Color image of a Twin City Rapid Transit Company brass bell used on TCRT streetcar no. 1302, 1908.

Twin City Rapid Transit Company brass bell

Twin City Rapid Transit Company brass bell used on TCRT streetcar no. 1302, 1908.

Color image of a Minneapolis Street Railway Company trade token, 1945–1949.

Minneapolis Street Railway Company trade token

Minneapolis Street Railway Company trade token, 1945–1949.

Black and white photograph of a President's Conference Committee (PCC) streetcar #419, July 27, 1953. Photographed by John Runk, Jr.

President's Conference Committee (PCC) streetcar #419

President's Conference Committee (PCC) streetcar #419, July 27, 1953. Photographed by John Runk, Jr.

Black and white photograph of the interior of a President's Conference Committee (PCC) streetcar, September 5, 1953. Photographed by John Runk, Jr.

Interior of a President's Conference Committee (PCC) streetcar

Interior of a President's Conference Committee (PCC) streetcar, September 5, 1953. Photographed by John Runk, Jr.

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