Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, 1911

On March 25, 1911, a fire broke out in a sweat-shop factory in the tenement section of New York City. The horrible and unsafe working conditions of the factory led to the tragic events of that day in which 146 women died. Elevators broke down, the fire escape collapsed, and doors were locked. The fire brought a national outcry and through the tragedy major reforms were made for workers safety. Viewer discretion advised, as some of the photographs are of a graphic nature.

Advertisements

One thought on “Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, 1911

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s