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


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

Demonstration of protest and mourning for Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of March 25, 1911, By an unknown photographer, New York City, New York, April 5, 1911; General Records of the Department of Labor; Record Group 174; National Archives.

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

This photo was part of the exhibit The Way We Worked, on display at the National Archives in Washington DC in 2006.

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