Photo Essay: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Photo: Public domain. Photographer unknown.
Cause of Death
The remains of the factory after the fire. David Von Drehle wrote in his 2003 book, Triangle: The Fire That Changed America, "most victims died of burns, asphyxiation, blunt impact injuries, or a combination of the three. The first person to jump was a man, and another man was seen kissing a young woman at the window before they both jumped to their deaths."