In August of 1946, workers from the Jones and Laughlin Steel Company walked off the job to protest discrimination in the workplace. Members of the United Steelworkers of America, union leaders, and representatives of Jones and Laughlin, as well as representatives from the Pittsburgh Mayor's office worked to come to a deal. The workers promised to go back to work the following day, but only once a Jones and Laughlin promised a full investigation of the discrimination claims.
A black and white photograph of steelworkers outside the United Steelworkers of American headquarters in Pittsburgh. The group includes (left to right back row): Harold [last name illegible], shop steward, Wilbur Smith, Harry Rowczka, Boyd L. Wilson, Sam Bealich, Charles Washington, Raymond Glenn, Charles Winbush, John O'Brien, (kneeling in front): Peter Charles and Ted Mathos. The bottom front corner of the photograph has an inscription of the number: . The back of the photograph is blank.
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
3 1/2 x 7 1/16 x 1/16 in. (8.9 x 17.9 x 0.2 cm)
An undated sterograph of a WW1 scene captioned: "Colored Soldiers who covered themselves with glory in France, returning to US" No. 14338 published by Underwood & Underwood. The image is of a multi-tiered ship deck crowded with soldiers in uniform. Some soldiers stand on ladders going from one level to the other.
A color photograph of a Chicago police officer confronting a mob at a gas station. The officer, in his blue uniform with his billy club raised, is confronting a man with no shirt. next to him a man in black shirt flinching away from the billy club. The rest of the mob is breaking up and leaving the scene. At the extreme right is a Confederate flag.
A black and white photograph of fire fighters from Engine Company Number 26. Several of the fire fighters are pictured holding a hose that is spraying water on the Herron Hill Reservoir in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Other fire fighters hold other equipment and stand around the men holding the hose. There is an inscription of a number in the bottom right corner that reads: . The back of the photograph is blank.