Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, 100 years later

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i would just like to say in the list of deaths i did not see Dorothy Harriet Camille Arnold and she was lost in the as well – celeste walton, alabama   25 Jan 2011

i would just like to say in the list of deaths i did not see Dorothy Harriet Camille Arnold and she was lost in the as well – celeste walton, alabama   25 Jan 2011

My great aunt Diana was a victim. Thank for keeping the history and the memory of the people who lost their lives. – Leif Gerjuoy, New Hampshire   24 Jan 2011

To Kenny Lester: Thank you for your comment concerning image captions. By clicking on the ā€œiā€ in the lower right corner of the enlarged image, you will be able to display or hide the caption. – Kheel Center staff, Ithaca, NY   24 Jan 2011

great site. – QEF, georgia   24 Jan 2011

Wow. So sad for what those family's lost. I have read The Uprising and The Locket- surviving the Triangle Shirtwaist fire. I want to know so much more about it. Terrible tragedy. My friend said only 146 people out of 600 died, but that was 146 too many. Know only about 50 people would've died. Only about 80 of those people died from burning. Most people died from jumping. – Melina H., MO   21 Jan 2011

This site really helped me at school to understand the bad working conditions that existed 100 years ago and still exist now. It was a very tear-jerking article. – Serena P., Tucson, Arizona   21 Jan 2011

This website is cool and all, but when you look at pictures the text below them takes up like half the picture. its annoying because you cant take it down. so you should change that. please. – Kenny Lester, Anchorage Alaska   21 Jan 2011

Powerful site. Of great value in my labor history class at the University of Florida. – Bob Zieger, Gainesville, FL   21 Jan 2011

God bless those who perished and their families. Tragic love your informative information. – Bobbie Adame, Bellingam Wa   20 Jan 2011

Thank you so much for your website. I'm doing mock trial in class of this and I'm a persecuting lawyer. you guys were so helpful. – OB, orem, UT   20 Jan 2011

this was very interesting, i feel good that codes have changed – eddie lewis, ak   19 Jan 2011

I never knew how bad this was, now i know, so i can say some time in the future that i knew, now you know i never knew – Anna B, Anchorage AK   19 Jan 2011

cool photos, sad story – mufasa, florida   19 Jan 2011

This is the most best article I have read in my whole entire life!!! I want to read it again and again. thank you for whoever wrote it because it is just amazing. god bless america! – kb, ak   19 Jan 2011

I feel really bad, i'm glad people actually care about this! My teacher is the best in the whole world for making us read this! HE LOVES WEDNESDAYS – KNAW, AK   18 Jan 2011

This is very sad. I am glad that building codes have changed. – TITUBA, Barbados   18 Jan 2011

Wow 146 deaths, thats alot. really sad – Brandon, Illinois   18 Jan 2011

Doing a research paper on the progressives in HS. this article was very helpful. had lots of information. thank you! – Kaitlyn, New Jersey   17 Jan 2011

I first read about this in the seventh grade and ever since then I can't get over this story. It seriously makes me tear up everytime I think about it. – Emily Stone, Van Alstyne, Texas.   17 Jan 2011

I am doing a report on this! –   17 Jan 2011

Thank you very much for your guestbook, it is very interesting, my sincere congratulations. Happy New Year. – Henry, Spain   17 Jan 2011

this was bad i feel sorry for them people. – jm, splendora   7 Jan 2011

This March will be the 100th anniversary of the fire. I think Ladder 20 will do the memorial on Friday, March 25th, the day of the fire. If you can make the memorial service, I encourage you to do so. Time shouldn't diminish the scope of this tragedy. Time stood still for those who died on that day. The living should honor their memory. – DavidFW, North Carolina   6 Jan 2011

Excellent writeup. I see where D. Von Drehle got many of his pictures for his book: "TRIANGLE The Fire That Changed America. – EOR, Aberdeen, NJ   9 Dec 2010

i think this passage is very interesting – lf, lauderhill   8 Dec 2010

Walmart is doing the same thing now: Locking doors on nighttime employees - We can never forget what history teaches. Greed makes wrongs happen in business, but the power of many voices as one can fight that and win. – Barbara B, Ozone Park, NY   7 Dec 2010

this is realy sad – mjr, williamsburg va   6 Dec 2010

this is such a sad story im 12 years old and i felt terrible about this story i cried im doing this as a project for school and i have learned a lot by thsi website thank you! – Maia Ordonez, Tucson, Arizona   2 Dec 2010

i am so sorry about this diesater!! – scottie estes, VA   30 Nov 2010

i really really appreciate all of this appreciate everything that is here, because it has helped me with my history project (: – Samantha Hansen, orange city florida   29 Nov 2010

Very sad. – MPG, Ada   19 Nov 2010

This tragedy makes clear the need for Unions. – Jo, Sacramento, CA   13 Nov 2010

This was sad day in American Labor History – Ira Lauer, York   11 Nov 2010

I can't believe the absolute horror and injustice of this event. Can you imagine? Being burnt to death because of the factory owners mistrust in their workers. How would you like your dying thoughts to be that your bosses keeping you working is the REASON THAT YOU ARE DEAD – AW, US   10 Nov 2010

This is a very sad story and i hope that the other childen that read this dont have nightmares or pee their pants – hm, athens greece   5 Nov 2010

I beleive i might of had realatives int this fire a while ago :( – A.R.H, kansas   4 Nov 2010

Thank you so much. This website opened my eyes about reasons the women of America changed one more thing. I guess the old saying women can do anything men can is true – Caitlyn Guerin, Baton Rouge   4 Nov 2010

This has been so helpful for my project on the Triangle strike. I have found most of my primary sources for my research paper here. I believe that people need to know more about the strike, not just focus on the fire. The strike was what was more significant in terms of workers, because the fire was a tragedy and the strike was a show of might and of the strength of the workers and the union, Local 25. I wish that I could find more gov docs on the strike, because that would be the most impressive and would give me a lot of information. I also think that the impact of the strike, though not at all greater than that of the fire, was just as significant and you can't even find one measly little article on that if you Google it. Thanks, though, Cornell, this site has helped me. – Eszter J, MD   3 Nov 2010

Respectfully Cindy, your friend is mistaken. It is a myth that if Triangle had been a union shop this tragedy would not have happened. In particular, since the fire was the result of a careless worker smoking in the plant's cutting department, the irresponsible act which caused the catastrophe would have occurred regardless of the day of the week and regardless of whether Triangle was a union shop or not. In other words, the fire was caused by one of Triangle's many workers at the end of a work week and not as a result of some kind of spontaneous event such as an electrical fire. If no workers had been present there would have been no fire. Michael Hirsch bouwerieboy@gmail.com – Michael Hirsch, New York City   31 Oct 2010

this is a very helpful site and helped me – cjm, minong WI   25 Oct 2010

Thanks.. Good article.. – dizi, ddda   21 Oct 2010

An older woman friend of mine is a longtime union archivist. Her specialty: women in the labor movement in early New York. She likes to say that if Traingle had been a union shop at the time of the fire the death tol would have been incredibly low. Maybe no one wuld have perished. Since no one would have been working on the day the fire broke out - a Saturday. Makes me wonder, sadly, how history might have been changed on that fateful day for those unfortunate men and women working in that shop. – CIndy Legorreta, Union Square, NYC   19 Oct 2010

Rather informative site. We were asked to visit as a companion to readings from Chris Llewllyn's "Fragments from the Fire" for a women's studies class. – Derrick, Munhall, Pa   19 Oct 2010

Very informative website concerning such a terrible tragedy. – John Bailey, Rochester, NY   14 Oct 2010

Its great that there is a site like this to honor and remember the lives lost in this tragedy. Also to remind us of the events our country has been through to get where we are today. – Naomi, MA   11 Oct 2010

really good – fanli, new york   7 Oct 2010

I would like to say that this site is very informative. I am doing essay on the fire and I found the information right here. Thank you. – Henry, Lowell, MA   29 Sep 2010

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I will be referring many to this website, lest we forget the many who lost their lives in making our world a better place. – Bob Barone, St. John's University, NY   26 Sep 2010

I don't know what to say. I read the names and cried, esp. for the young women that died. And still it goes on in other ways and places. – Dennis Boss, Indian Orchard, MA   23 Sep 2010

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