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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Typical work conditions of the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire are seen in this undated photo prior to the fire on March 25, 1911 in New York, New York. March 25, 2011 is the 100th anniversary of the fire when 146 factory workers died after building mangers locked doors leading to all exits. 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. UPI/Cornell University
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