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Pinkerton Surrender

Harper's Weekly19th Century

Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation

Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation
Homestead, United States

An 1892 front page from Harper’s Weekly, which heavily covered the Homestead Strike in the summer of that year. This page depicts the surrender of the Pinkertons after their failed attempt to land on the shore near the Homestead Works and force their way into the mill. After surrendering, the Pinkertons were forced by the strikers and townspeople to run a “bloody gauntlet,” where they were beaten and pelted with heavy objects. When this was reported in national newspapers, the strikers lost a great deal of the public good will they had accrued up to that point, and the narrative began to turn against them.

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  • Title: Pinkerton Surrender
  • Creator: Harper's Weekly
  • Date Created: 19th Century
  • Location Created: New York City, New York
  • Type: Newspaper

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