Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
At the funeral procession for unidentified victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire the United Hebrew Trades of New York and the Ladies Waist and Dressmakers Union Local 25 hold up banners that say "We Mourn Our Loss" on April 5, 1911 in New York, New York. March 25, 2011 is the 100th anniversary of the fire when 146 factory workers died after building mangers locked doors leading to all exits. Eye witness accounts by United Press reporter William G. Shepherd along with other reports during the following days and weeks brought the conditions of garment worker into public scrutiny. UPI/Cornell University
OTR:
WAX2011032309
Date:
March 23, 2011
Object Name:
bc-us-trianglefire
Keywords:
Triangle Factory Fire, Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, New York, Triangle Fire, 1911, Unions, Garment, William G. Shepherd, UPI, United Press
Category:
American News
Supplemental Codes:
Disasters/Accidents/Natural Catastrophes, Politics




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