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Photographs of the Bay View Rolling Mills

Photographs of the Bay View Rolling mills


When several thousand Milwaukee workers marched toward the Bay View Rolling Mills on May 5, 1886, advocating an 8-hour work day, the state militia opened fire on the unarmed crowd and killed seven people. These two photographs by H.H. Bennett show the scene of the demonstration in the later 19th century.

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Related Topics: The Progressive Era
The Birth of the Labor Movement
Creator: Bennett, H. H. (Henry Hamilton), 1843 - 1908
Pub Data: Original photographs in the visual materials collection of the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives.
Citation: Bennett, H. H. (Henry Hamilton). Photographs of the Bay View Rolling mills. Original photographs in the visual materials collection of the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=935; Visited on: 4/19/2014
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