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Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

A member of the FDNY rings the bell to honor victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire on its centennial, March 25, 2011. (credit: Marla Diamond)

New York Remembers Tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

A rally in Greenwich Village on the centennial commemoration of the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire soon became a rally for organized labor.

03/25/2011

In this 1911 file photo provided by the National Archives, labor union members gather to protest and mourn the loss of life in the March 25, 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York. (credit: AP Photo/National Archives, File)

Remembering The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire 100 Years Later, Part 2

As New Yorkers, we know that horrors visited upon us reverberate around the nation. That was true with Triangle.
The conditions the workers labored under gave rise not only to the union movement but also fire safety improvements.

03/24/2011

The remains of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in 1911 (credit: AP Photo/File)

Remembering The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire 100 Years Later, Part 1

146 people – most of them young, immigrant women – were killed in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire on March 25, 1911. At least 120 of the victims were either burned alive or jumped to their deaths from the 8th, 9th and 10th floors of the sweatshop near Washington Square Park.

03/24/2011