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.