The Triangle Fire

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					            The Triangle Fire
• Worst factory fire in
  New York history
• Occurred on March
  25, 1911 around 4:45-
  the last fifteen minutes
  of the work day
• Triangle Shirtwaist
  Factory occupied the
  top 3 floors of the
  building
  The Triangle
      Fire
• Twisted fire escape
• there was only one in
  the entire building
• under the weight of
  our the women, the
  fire escape broke,
  plunging dozens to
  their death 80 feet
  below
Inside of the factory after the fire
The Weight of the Falling Bodies   Identifying the Burnt Bodies
Jumping Out of the window caused   after the fire. Many girls d
holes in the sidewalk like this    could only be identified by
                                   their engagement rings
Broken Bodies Lying on the
        Sidewalk
The Aftermath of the Fire
             • This couple had just
               identified their
               daughter among the
               victims
             • In all 146 men and
               women lost their lives
               in the fire, the
               youngest being 11.
   Results of the Triangle Fire
• Thousands of women
  mourn the loss of the
  victims of the fire
• Fire Prevention and
  inspections of
  factories becomes
  routine and the horrors
  of the garment
  industry is reformed
  nationwide as a result.

				
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