Photo Essay: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Photo: Public domain. New York Times photographer.
Locked Doors, Broken Elevators
The building's south side, with windows marked X from which fifty women jumped.
Elevator operators Joseph Zito and Gaspar Mortillalo tried to save workers’ lives by making three runs up to the ninth floor. However, they were forced to give up when the heat from the fire caused the shaft's metal parts to buckle.