Demonstration of protest and mourning for Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of March 25, 1911

Photo: unknown photographer, 1911
June 29, 2011
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Photo: unknown photographer, 1911

In 1911, a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory killed 146 young immigrant workers. Protests after the fire led New York State to revamp laws governing working conditions, increase the number of fire inspectors and write new fire safety codes.