Topics » Business & Economy   March 25, 2011

Photo Essay: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Factory Owners and Workers

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Photo: Public domain. Photographer unknown.

Centennial Anniversary Factory Owners and WorkersPiles of ClothArson Not Suspected Firefighters on the WayLocked Doors, Broken ElevatorsAttempts to IdentifyCharred RemainsCause of DeathDeadly Industrial AccidentDestructionIn MemoryStill StandingBrown Building, ManhattanPerished in the Triangle Fire

Factory Owners and Workers

Isaac Harris (center, hands folded) and Max Blanck (right) owned the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory and are shown here in a photo with workers in 1910- one year before the fire. They would later be forced to pay about $75 per victim after they lost a civil suit in 1913.

Photo Essay

Photo Essay