Showing posts with label the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire. Show all posts
Showing posts with label the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire. Show all posts

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Remembering the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire 108 years later



Tomorrow marks the 108th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire ... ahead of that, volunteers were out today taking part in the chalking project (organized by Street Pictures), writing the name and age of the victims in front of the buildings where they lived on the Lower East Side.


[EVG reader photo from 2nd Avenue]

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.

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 on ceremonies tomorrow at The Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition website.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Memorializing the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire victims


[Photo by Derek Berg]

Sunday marks the 107th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire ... ahead of that, volunteers are out today taking part in the chalking project (organized by Street Pictures), writing the name and age of the victims in front of the buildings where they lived on the Lower East Side.

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.

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.

Derek Berg also spotted this today... footsteps on St. Mark's Place that lead toward Greene Street and Washington Place...

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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]

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Remembering the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire 104 years later


[Photo today by Derek Berg]

Today is the official commemoration of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, which claimed the lives of 146 workers, most of whom were young women from the Lower East Side.

Once again, volunteers wrote the names of the victims in front of places they lived.

The Triangle Waist Company was located on the northwest corner of Greene Street and Washington Place just east of Washington Square Park.

You can visit the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition website here for more information.