Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, 100 years later

PHOTOS & ILLUSTRATIONS

Lantern Slides

  • “Mayor Gaynor, Commissioner Waldo and Chief Croker. It is now up to them for investigation.” Hand tinted lantern slide.
  • “Coroner and jury questioning employees.” Hand tinted lantern slide.
  • “Sarah Cammestine swore doors were all locked.” Sarah Cammestine escaped the burning Asch Building by jumping on top of an elevator cage. Hand tinted lantern slide.
  • Joseph Zito Elevator Boy. Performed heroic work.” Joseph Zito made repeated trips into the Asch Building until the flames shooting into the elevator shaft on the eighth floor kept him from raising the open-mesh car through it one more time. Hand tinted lantern slide.
  • “Crowds Sunday morning. New York Morgue X.” Hand tinted lantern slide.
  • “Mourning the loss of some relative.” Those who examined the dead at the 26th Street pier morgue left shocked and horrified. Claimed bodies were sometimes returned to the morgue when family members decided that they were no longer sure it was who they had thought. Hand tinted lantern slide.
  • “One girl who escaped lost two sisters in the fire.” Hand tinted lantern slide.
  • “Funeral on the East Side. Too poor for carriages.” A small group of mourners follows a horse-drawn hearse on foot through wet streets. Hand tinted lantern slide.
  • “Funeral in Ghetto District.” Many people gather in the street behind a horse-drawn hearse. Hand tinted lantern slide.
  • “A family of the ghetto.” A family leaves the temporary morgue after searching long rows of coffins for their loved one. Hand tinted lantern slide.
  • “A family of the East Side, New York City.” A distressed family sits outside the temporary 26th Street pier morgue. Hand tinted lantern slide.
Sweatshop conditions in the early 1900's

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