11.25 in HIGH x 14 in WIDE
(28.57 cm HIGH x 35.56 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

Handwritten in pencil on the back of the photo, "Pic at Hastings first morning (Dec 3d) of strike. Special officer from Hastings with club hit Oak cop with it-(by mistake) then was taken by little man who I think is vice president of Hastings--Buck. Dec 7, 1946." Photo shows a crowd of mostly men under an awning or in an entry way of Hastings. Several police officers in the crowd. One man standing by a wall, wearing a hat and holding up a club in one hand, appears to have been grabbed by a police officer standing behind him who also has one had on the club [trying to take the club from the 'special officer']. Standing in front of the man with the club is a much shorter man who is blocking the face of the cluber and who appears to be wrestling with the man with the club. A crowd of people are standing around watching the proceedings. In the bottom left corner of the photo, is a news photographer with his camera bag slung over his shoulder. In the background can be seen Kahn's department store across the street from Hastings.

Used: Oakland Tribune

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