Photos courtesy of E. Jay Sims
On Sunday, Bowery resident E. Jay Sims hung a large shirtwaist dress on the top-floor fire escape at 306 Bowery.
She mounted the dress, from a performance art piece that she did at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1984, here this week on the Bowery at First Street in honor of Women's History Month ... and in memory of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, whose 110th anniversary is tomorrow.
The fire killed 146 garment workers — mostly young women, many of whom lived on the Lower East Side.
Weather permitting, the dress will be up through the weekend...