Friday, March 24, 2017
Marking the anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911, was the largest industrial disaster in the city's history ... causing the death of 146 garment workers (mostly young women) who either died from the fire or jumped to their deaths. Many of the victims lived on the Lower East Side.
Today also marks the 13th anniversary of Street Pictures organizing volunteers to "inscribe in chalk the names and ages of the Triangle dead in front of their former homes."
The Triangle Waist Company was located on the northwest corner of Greene Street and Washington Place just east of Washington Square Park.
Find more information at The Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition.
[Photo from 2016 by Christine Champagne]