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The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

March 25, 2011 | 10:24 am





  Triangle Shirtwaist Co.  
 
An undated photo of Triangle Shirtwaist Co. employees courtesy of HBO.
 

  March 26, 1911, Triangle Shirtwaist Fire  


March 26, 1911: “A 13-year-old girl hung for three minutes by her fingertips to the sill of a 10th-floor window. A tongue of flame licked at her fingers and she dropped into a life net held by firemen. Two women fell into the net at almost the same moment. The strands parted and the two were added to the death list.

“A girl threw her pocketbook, then her hat, then her furs from a 10th-floor window. A moment later her body came whirling after them to death."


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  March 26, 1911, Triangle Shirtwaist  

  March 26, 1911, Triangle Shirtwaist  

  March 26, 1911, Triangle Shirtwaist  

  March 26, 1911, Triangle Shirtwaist Fire  
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