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Officials investigating scorched street car on Third and Bixel, Los Angeles, 1934
Date Created and/or Issued
November 29, 1934
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
In November of 1934, members of the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees confronted the Los Angeles Railway Corporation to contract with their union in support of wage increases ad to operate under union rules. A strike followed when the union was challenged and railway operations were halted or slowed down on a number of occasions.
A street car was targeted on Bixel and Third streets and set ablaze. Two strikers were later arrested on suspicion of arson.
This photograph is likely related to the article, “Police Map Drive to halt Violence in Trolley Strike,” Los Angeles Times, 30 Nov 1934: 1, 6.
Text from negative sleeve: 6546 – L. A. Ry Strike 1934 LA Ry Strike, 1934
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Arson--California--Los Angeles
Street railroads--California--Downtown Los Angeles
Street railroad strikes--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Railway
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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