Friday, May 21, 2010

1913 Paterson Silk Strike & Big Bill Haywood

Here is another photo that came with the ones in the previous post. This shows Haywood a few years later in 1913.

April 29, 1913.
Leaders of the IWW who are conducting the Paterson N. J. mill strike. Left to right Carlo Tresca, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn and William D. Haywood.
Photo News Dept. American Press Ass'n., 225 West 39th St., New York

Looks to me like Al Pacino could depict Carlo pretty well in a movie. I wish my Italian grandfather, Robert J. Ricciotti (aka Richards), an American Railway worker, had been around longer, as no doubt he could have taught me a thing or two about Carlo Tresca.

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