Strikers during the Scale Strike which lasted for sixteen weeks and was  later won by the cigar makers.

Material Information

Strikers during the Scale Strike which lasted for sixteen weeks and was later won by the cigar makers.
Burgert Brothers, 1917- ( Photographer )
Tony Pizzo Collection ( Contributor )
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Physical Description:
1 photograph ( 8 x 10 cm )


Subjects / Keywords:
Album, Photograph ( Documentary Artifact, Communication Artifact ) ( nmc )
Strikes ( lctgm )
Cigar industry ( lctgm )
Spatial Coverage:
Tampa |z 1271000 |2 ceeus
Hillsborough County |z 12057 |2 ceeus
United States of America -- Florida -- Hillsborough County -- Tampa


General Note:
In May of 1899 Latin cigar makers struck first at at Ybor-Manrara factory when owners installed scales, thereby challenging the integrity of the workers. Large numbers of Cubans left Tampa during the lean months of la huelga de la pesa (the weight strike)
Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Ephemeral Cities Project.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida
Holding Location:
University of South Florida, Tampa FLorida, Special Collection
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