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March 25, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire when 146 factory workers died in the deadliest industrial disaster in New York city's history. Eye witness accounts by United Press reporter William G. Shepherd along with other reports during the following days and weeks brought the conditions of garment worker into public scrutiny.
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At the funeral procession for unidentified victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire the United Hebrew Trades of New York and the Ladies Waist and Dressmakers Union Local 25 hold up banners that say "We Mourn Our Loss" on April 5, 1911 in New York, New York. UPI/Cornell University
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