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Some of the first men to walk out of the Boston police station after the vote to strike were (from left) Thomas Donahue, Emmanuel Beavellar, Francis Galliano, Daniel Murphy, Pat Bowen, William Gibbons, and Louis Amber (the man in the back holding a bundle).
Some of the first men to walk out of the Boston police station after the vote to strike were (from left) Thomas Donahue, Emmanuel Beavellar, Francis Galliano, Daniel Murphy, Pat Bowen, William Gibbons, and Louis Amber (the man in the back holding a bundle). Boston Globe Archive
State militia moved through the crowd in Scollay Square during the strike.
State militia moved through the crowd in Scollay Square during the strike. Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library & Museum
One of the many citizens who volunteered to police the streets during the Boston Police Strike of 1919.
One of the many citizens who volunteered to police the streets during the Boston Police Strike of 1919. handout
Members of the State Guard rounded up rioters at the Brewer Fountain on Boston Common.
Members of the State Guard rounded up rioters at the Brewer Fountain on Boston Common. Boston Public Library
Other men who volunteered to police the streets during the strike.
Other men who volunteered to police the streets during the strike. Globe file photo
A large crowd gathered in Scollay Square during the strike.
A large crowd gathered in Scollay Square during the strike. handout
National Guard headquarters at Faneuil Hall in September 1919.
National Guard headquarters at Faneuil Hall in September 1919.Boston Public Library
State Guard troops rested inside Faneuil Hall.
State Guard troops rested inside Faneuil Hall. Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library & Museum, Northampton, MA
Boston Mayor Andrew James Peters (left) and Police Commissioner Edwin Upton Curtis during the 1919 Boston Police Strike.
Boston Mayor Andrew James Peters (left) and Police Commissioner Edwin Upton Curtis during the 1919 Boston Police Strike. handout
A shop window was demolished during the police strike.
A shop window was demolished during the police strike.Boston Globe Archive
Governor Calvin Coolidge swore in recruits after the Boston Police Strike of 1919.  On Dec. 20 the last of the state Guardsmen were demobilized as 1,100 recruits, largely ex-servicemen, began as Boston police officers.
Governor Calvin Coolidge swore in recruits after the Boston Police Strike of 1919. On Dec. 20 the last of the state Guardsmen were demobilized as 1,100 recruits, largely ex-servicemen, began as Boston police officers.Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library & Museum, Northampton, MA