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Louis Lingg, one of the Haymarket Martyrs, taken shortly before the riots in 1886, Chicago.

Lingg was sentenced to death for his conspiracy but committed suicide by placing a cap in his mouth, the day before he was to hang.

Louis Lingg, one of the Haymarket Martyrs, taken shortly before the riots in 1886, Chicago.

Lingg was sentenced to death for his conspiracy but committed suicide by placing a cap in his mouth, the day before he was to hang.

Pullman laborers camp out at the Court House during a strike, Clark and Jackson, 1894, Chicago.

Pullman laborers camp out at the Court House during a strike, Clark and Jackson, 1894, Chicago.

Proclamation by Mayor Harrison on May 5, 1886, forbidding any gatherings or processions in Chicago following the previous night’s bombings, now known as the Haymarket Riot or more recently as the Haymarket Tragedy.

Proclamation by Mayor Harrison on May 5, 1886, forbidding any gatherings or processions in Chicago following the previous night’s bombings, now known as the Haymarket Riot or more recently as the Haymarket Tragedy.

Haymarket Square, Randolph and DesPlaines, 1906, Chicago.

Note the police statue, a monument to the lives lost during the Haymarket Riot on May 4, 1886. This statue has been moved several times due to vandalism or protest. It now stands at Police Headquarters.

Haymarket Square, Randolph and DesPlaines, 1906, Chicago.

Note the police statue, a monument to the lives lost during the Haymarket Riot on May 4, 1886. This statue has been moved several times due to vandalism or protest. It now stands at Police Headquarters.

Taxi drivers line Adams Street at LaSalle in support for a controversial new union leader, 1959, Chicago.

Notice the city has begun to ticket and tow the protesting drivers. 

via theoldmotor.com

Taxi drivers line Adams Street at LaSalle in support for a controversial new union leader, 1959, Chicago.

Notice the city has begun to ticket and tow the protesting drivers.

via theoldmotor.com

End of the day in Grant Park, 1931, Chicago. Milton Myers

End of the day in Grant Park, 1931, Chicago. Milton Myers

Mounted police guard taxis from striking cabbies during the taxi strike of 1937, Chicago.

Mounted police guard taxis from striking cabbies during the taxi strike of 1937, Chicago.

Rent-A-Man Inc., most likely the 570 block of W Madison (aka Skid Row), 1963, Chicago.

Rent-A-Man Inc., most likely the 570 block of W Madison (aka Skid Row), 1963, Chicago.

Men searching the classifieds for work in front of the Daily News building, 1909, Chicago.
LoC.gov

Men searching the classifieds for work in front of the Daily News building, 1909, Chicago.

LoC.gov

Last month, Comedy Central’s wildly popular series, Drunk History covered 3 aspects of Chicago history: Abraham Lincoln, Al Capone (a syphilitic moron!) and the Haymarket Riots.

For those unfamiliar with DH, various comedians get drunk and then attempt to recount specific historical events. Actors then reenact the events in the voice of the drunk storyteller. Hilarity ensues.

Check out Chicago native, Ike Barinholtz, portray August Spies in this funny DH short about the infamous clash between laborers and police.

Workers arrive for their shifts at the 18th Street Coach Yard, 1948, Chicago.
via Kansas Memory. Thanks to Jacob Sherman for the submission!

Workers arrive for their shifts at the 18th Street Coach Yard, 1948, Chicago.

via Kansas Memory. Thanks to Jacob Sherman for the submission!

Construction of the National Bank Building (now Chase Tower), 1968, Chicago

Construction of the National Bank Building (now Chase Tower), 1968, Chicago

South Water Street, 1918, Chicago. King David Ganaway

South Water Street, 1918, Chicago. King David Ganaway

Loading ice at the C & NW RR yards, 1943, Chicago

Evening garbage pick up on Randolph, 1957, Chicago

Evening garbage pick up on Randolph, 1957, Chicago