Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, 100 years later

Triangle Fire

10 of 20

A police officer and others with the broken bodies of Triangle fire victims at their feet, look up in shock at workers poised to jump from the upper floors of the burning Asch Building. The anguish and gruesome deaths of workers was witnessed firsthand by many people living or walking near the corner of Greene Street and Washington Place. Others read about it in the many newspaper reports circulated during the following days and weeks, bringing the conditions of garment worker into public scrutiny as it had been during the shirtwaist strike of 1909.

Users are responsible for copyright compliance. Please contact the Kheel Center for additional information.

Sweatshop conditions in the early 1900's

PHOTOS BY CATEGORY