Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression

Donnelly Garment Company vs. International Ladies Garment Workers Union, et al.: Exhibit No. 74, ILGWU Demonstration on March 17, 1937

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Photograph of protestors intimidating garment employees at a demonstration on March 17, 1937 by the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. This image was captured outside of the Gordon Brothers Garment Company, Gernes Garment Company, and Missouri Garment Company building at 2617 Grand Avenue (now Grand Boulevard), Kansas City, Missouri. The sit-in turned into a riot as violence began between garment company workers, union protesters, and police. This photograph was taken near the back entrance of the building by Kansas City Journal-Post newspaper photographer George Cauthen.

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March 17th 1937
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2617 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
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Rights Statement: 
Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the National Archives at Kansas City. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the National Archives at Kansas City.
Call or Box Number, Collection Title: 
NARA ID 572373, Equity Case Files, 1913 - 1938
Digital Object Identifier: 
NARA-2924-0075
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