Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, 100 years later

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I am a safety professional and this web site is a reminds me why I do what I do. – Bill Bower, Deer Park, Texas   2 Jul 2015

Thank you for the excellent, detailed resources on the fire! – Marie, Nebraska   28 Jun 2015

good to read – vs, philadelphia   26 Jun 2015

It was a sad day and it is a very sad day today as we are still finding employers violating labor laws. – Roger Fewkes, California   23 Jun 2015

You have not been forgotten. May you all rest in peace. – NS, Alaska   21 Jun 2015

I have no word. Truly heartbreaking! They came to America believing that they can finally settle a good live here, but yet such a tragedy had occurred. My condolence to all the family and people who bear this incident of this truly tragical day. – Mey Saechao, California   21 Jun 2015

I was directed to this site as a history assignment. This website was my introduction to this tragic event in our nation's history. Though very sad, this website is a fantastic collection of primary sources and materials and you certainly walk away changed knowing everything that transpired. – TK, California   20 Jun 2015

terrifying – rg, nh   18 Jun 2015

I cannot believe what I have found here!! My Great Aunt was finally identified! Josephine Cammarata! My grandfather came over from Italy looking for his sister after they lost contact with her in April 1911. At 1st they thought she got cold feet about getting married, & was hiding somewhere. After about 6 months, they came over to look for her. Since my Grandfather's name was misspelled at Ellis Island, & my Great aunts was spelled the correct way, he never found her. I have now! I bought several books about the fire, so I can see the terrible work conditions my Great Aunt had to work in. The picture you have of her is uncanny! It's like I'm looking at the female version of my Grandfather. Thank you so much for finding her!! – Julia, New Jersey   17 Jun 2015

I was sad to see so many kids that died. – mike, virginia   11 Jun 2015

this was a tragedy that certainly could have been avoided – michael gregory giles, virginia beach va   11 Jun 2015

This tragedy is truly saddening. After I read this, I felt disheartened towards society. I believe that more people should be enlightened as to what used to happen, in order to genuinely appreciate what they have now.I will always keep the touching stories in mind. – E.L., C.C., Vancouver, B.C.   28 May 2015

Saw this in a documentary was my heart goes out to all these working people that struggled so hard to make a living at that time in history. So many were so young and it was so tragic. My God Be With Them Always – Gail Brown , Gadsden, AL   27 May 2015

I am working on my phd on the Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins. This tragedy, changed her life and helped to change labor laws. Thanks for the great primary sources. – Catalina, Spain   24 May 2015

Such a shame that so many had to loose their lives. So senseless. – Joyce Poole, 8026 Montague Street   20 May 2015

Very Interesting, but tragic story. – Joyce Poole, 8026 Montague Street   20 May 2015

The following three names appear in various publications but not on your list. MANDERS, Bertha, 22, multiple injuries and burns; died at St. Vin¬cent’s Hospital. Address unknown. Identified by papers in her pocket. World, March 27. NOVOBRITSKY, Annie, 20, fractured skull and badly burned. 143 Madison St. Identified by her brother, Israel. Name also given as Vovobrisky. Multiple newspapers, March 27. POLINY, Jennie, 20, asphyxiation/burns. 152 E. 3 St. Identified through the ring she was wearing, by her brother, Morris. Multiple newspapers, March 27. – RFP, Johannesburg South Africa   17 May 2015

very interesting. horrible story. – jlg, nc   12 May 2015

Why has no one researched the corruption that enabled factory owners, Isaac Harris and Max Blanck, to get off with NO penalty at ALL despite forcing their employees to work in inhumane conditions, in a vertical death trap, behind LOCKED DOORS? Some politicians and judges palms were no doubt greased. New York, and the heirs of Blanck and Harris, owe substantial reparations to the descendants of these bereaved families who were so disgracefully treated. – ELW, Ontario   6 May 2015

This was a devastating event but an important one i'm glad people are still to this day learning about it. The only way to improve is to remember your mistakes. – CFP, Topeka, Kansas   30 Apr 2015

It is not lost on me that I am able to enjoy, vacation time, paid days off, sick pay, the Family Medical Care Act, and the fact my children attend school and do not have to work to support our family as these victims did. It is sad to have lost them but what came out of this tragedy, paved the way for many to dare dream. – DAF, Goffstown New Hampshire   27 Apr 2015

This is a really interesting website – Cooper, Kansas   23 Apr 2015

owners didn't care – jqh, kingsport tn   20 Apr 2015

This sad story is prominently featured in the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. I recently took the tour titled Sweatshop Workers. Be sure to visit this museum when in NYC. – ML, Upstate New York   20 Apr 2015

god bless these girls this was a really sad story – xavier parks, lincolnton   20 Apr 2015

God bless the girls who lost there lives on there lives to the horibble day – Dylan Doeppe, Vale, North Carolina   20 Apr 2015

Tragic story. Good thing that came from this was all the improvements made to building and public spaces. – Bre McAfee, Lincolnton, NC   20 Apr 2015

What a tragedy! My respect to the families and victims of 1911. God bless. – Laura, San Antonio, Tx   15 Apr 2015

Sad, yet powerful catastrophe. May they all rest in peace. – AK, New Jersey   13 Apr 2015

this is a excellent story.we can see a lot human errors – Adrian, NewYork   9 Apr 2015

really sad catastrofe – AR, NewYork   9 Apr 2015

devastating fire – bkh, commodore pa   6 Apr 2015

This is an excellent sight about the, Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire. Can you gave some brief information about the survivors? The Victims section is great. –   5 Apr 2015

Really sad moment for those people how had lost their families – Tahira Javed, 6400 n california Ave   1 Apr 2015

Very intersesting – D.P., Las vegas   27 Mar 2015

this made my heart drop – raquel, oakland,ca   26 Mar 2015

Let's all take a minute to remember and learn from this sad event. May they rest in peace – JJD, Massachusetts   25 Mar 2015

It is too bad that a fire that cost many lives had to happen before adequate safety measures were implemented. – WFB, Minnesota   25 Mar 2015

A great website to keep the memory alive of those lost. – Alec, NYC   25 Mar 2015

It is interesting to think how far we have come, but in the same thought I realize how far we still need to go. – Shane , Kalamazoo mi   24 Mar 2015

I enjoy this website - its so usefull and helpfull. – Manuelpync, Netherlands Antilles   24 Mar 2015

a bad accident – phillip reeder, sylvania, georgia   19 Mar 2015

safety has came a long way since then – p.r, sylvania, georgia   19 Mar 2015

Oh this is a lovely website, helped me with my USA project. I love the amount of work that went to make it. Its really great. – Quin Roseman, Australia   18 Mar 2015

This website is amazing, to have all this information about a tragedy that occurred over 100 years ago is fantastic. This Incident was a terrible Accident, but it was not in vain. May the victims forever rest in peace knowing they were never forgotten. – Angelika Perrotto, New York   16 Mar 2015

my great aunts siter had died in this tragic accident – megan s, carlisle pa   12 Mar 2015

This Tragedy is inexcusable and heart- wrenching! We can only learn from the past, and find ways to right the wrongs. Keep our workers Safe! – KHD, Potomac Maryland   11 Mar 2015

a bad accident – alvin brooks, rochester,ny   9 Mar 2015

a real disater – ab, rochester,ny   9 Mar 2015

The scope of this website is very well organized and poignant. Thank you to those responsible for its production. – Dominic Paul Miller, Tijuana, Baja California   9 Mar 2015

I think This is scary It is a real tragedy It is hard to analyze information – Abraham Silvers, Forest Hills Queens   4 Mar 2015

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