On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers in New York City. It remains one of the worst U.S. disasters since the Industrial Revolution.

On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers in New York City. It remains one of the worst U.S. disasters since the Industrial Revolution.

Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire made headlines across the nation.  This is from The Times Picayune in New Orleans

Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire

Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire made headlines across the nation. This is from The Times Picayune in New Orleans

Picture shows police or fire officials placing Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire victims in coffins. (March 25, 1911)

The Deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Picture shows police or fire officials placing Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire victims in coffins. (March 25, 1911)

A police officer surveys the damage after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire on March 25, 1911, in New York, New York.

A police officer surveys the damage after the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire on March 25, 1911, in New York, New York.

1.  Triangle Shirtwaist Factory after the March, 1911, fire.

1911 Conditions at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

1. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory after the March, 1911, fire.

Triangle shirtwaist victims | ... memory of Triangle Shirtwaist victims a century after factory fire

Artist fights for Triangle fire vics

Triangle shirtwaist victims | ... memory of Triangle Shirtwaist victims a century after factory fire

Morgue at Charities Pier - Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Although the conditions of the Triangle Shirtwaist were better than most factories, there was only one exterior fire place.

Although the conditions of the Triangle Shirtwaist were better than most factories, there was only one exterior fire place.

On March 25, 1911, fire swept through the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City, killing 146 employees, most of them women.

On March 25, 1911, fire swept through the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City, killing 146 employees, most of them women.

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911 lasted 18 minutes and left 146 workers dead. Among those who witnessed the tragedy was Frances Perkins, who would later become FDR’s Secretary of Labor, making her the first woman to serve in a Presidential cabinet. After the fire, Perkins was the secretary for the Committee on Safety,which led the way to 36 new labor laws, which included restrictions on child labor and working hours, and also providing compensation to workers injured on the job.

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911 lasted 18 minutes and left 146 workers dead. Among those who witnessed the tragedy was Frances Perkins, who would later become FDR’s Secretary of Labor, making her the first woman to serve in a Presidential cabinet. After the fire, Perkins was the secretary for the Committee on Safety,which led the way to 36 new labor laws, which included restrictions on child labor and working hours, and also providing compensation to workers injured on the job.

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