Work of mob at St Quentin in food price riots (LOC)

Work of at in food price riots (LOC)
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Work of mob at St Quentin in food price riots

[1911 September] (date created or published later by Bain)

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Photo shows broken windows at a cafe in Saint-Quentin, France. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008)
Forms part of: Bain Collection ( of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, 20540 ,

General information about the Bain Collection is available at

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Call Number: LC-B2- 2264-14

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    • Wystan
    • December 7, 2010

    On August 30, 1911, Fifteen hundred weavers from Isle, a suburb of St. Quentin, protesting high food prices, sacked eighty shops in the town.

    Brief news item in the New York Times, August 31, 1911:…

    • Wystan
    • December 7, 2010

    Another Bain/LOC photo from the 1911 Food Price Riots at St. Quentin, France:

    • Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
    • December 7, 2010

    Saint-Quentin is a commune in the Aisne départment in Picardy in northern France. It has been identified as the Augusta Veromanduorum of antiquity. It is named after Saint Quentin, who is said to have been martyred here in the 3rd century.


    • The Library of Congress
    • December 7, 2010

    Appreciate the extra confirmation from three sources! We’ll update the description.

    • Dominoa
    • December 7, 2010

    C’est incontestablement à Saint-Quentin en France
    Il doit s’agir des manifestations d’aout et septembre 1911.

    • jlminor
    • December 7, 2010

    Yes, the broken door reads "estaminet" which means bistro or small cafe in french.

    • undeadsinatra
    • December 7, 2010

    I believe this is from the 1911 food riots in France — the photograph actually says St. Quentin. Plus the french sign in the background and the cobblestone streets would indicate france as well.

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