Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, 100 years later

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Thank you for developing this website. It is a great asset to us all who are studying and or teaching about the perils of the industrial revolution – Trevor Kay, Tustin California   26 Sep 2004

I was doing a paper on this fire and became extemely interested in the history. – Jenee, MH   24 Sep 2004

I'm homeschooling my daughter and studying the Triangle fire in some detail. I'd like to watch the made for TV movie about the fire. What is the name of it and where can I purchase a copy? – N Speck, Carlisle, PA   23 Sep 2004

It's sad for all the young girls and women who died in the factory fire, so that the Factory Kings can make money off of them! – mika, tifton ga   20 Sep 2004

As 34 year old college student who has returned to the classroom after a very long time, I am thankful to my History professor for giving us the assignment to explore the Triangle Factory Fire, otherwise I may never have learned of it. It is a tragedy that this sort of thing is a part of America's past. – Jennifer Jacobs, Oklahoma City, OK   19 Sep 2004

Hi, Am looking for any descendants of the Blanck family. Noticed an LMS from MA is the greatgreatgranddaughter of Max Blanck. Am trying to find if there is a connection between our families. Hope she reads this and can contact me at Our family is from the shtetls north of Warsaw. Coincidentally, my greatuncle, Abe Blank, was working for the ILGWU trying to unionize the place, I suppose. – Alan Blank, San Diego, CA   18 Sep 2004

David Von Drehle's excellent book opened my eyes to the plight of working immigrant women early in the 20th century. I owe them a debt of gratitude for paving the way for the rest of us. This excellent website details a wealth of information and fascinating visuals about the fire and its aftermath. It's a fine example of what the internet can offer. Bravo! – Pat Stone, Alliance, OH 44601   13 Sep 2004

It's sad for all the young girls and women who died in the factory fire, so that the Factory Kings can make money off of them! – Bonnie Macauley, Charlotte, NC 28210   13 Sep 2004

I am interested in this topic. – Andrew G., Queens   9 Sep 2004

I occasionally pass by the intersection of Greene and Washington and look up and try to picture the horror of what occurred that late afternoon. It is very haunting. This web site is very informative with valuable information that is very compelling. – DA, New York   8 Sep 2004

I really enjoyed reading the information provided by this web site. It is extremely unfortunate, however, that it took a tragedy like this to help improve working conditions and human rights policies. – Taran, Commack, NY   7 Sep 2004

I'm sorry all those people died. – kristin, OKC   4 Sep 2004

this is very interesting information and it is a lot of good stuff to learn about – amber shockey, colorado   1 Sep 2004

i think that this site is very interesting! – Kristina Blankenship, Bryant AR   31 Aug 2004

I was drawn to this site by Van Drehle's book and find the site excellent, informative and moving. We live such lives of privilege compared to--and thanks to-- the hardships of our immigrant ancestors. – Alice, San Jose, Ca   22 Aug 2004

This was very informative. Unfortunately there are still a lot of immigrants working at sweat shops that are underpaid and remain working under unsafe conditions. – giannina e. , Fontana, Ca.   19 Aug 2004

Thanks – KE, Clemson Sc   18 Aug 2004

It was really interesting – Jenna, Minnesota   11 Aug 2004

Thank you for helping educate people everywhere about this tragic piece of our history. – Andee Shuster, Montreal, Canada   30 Jul 2004

Thanks for this excellent resource! We are using it to extend students' learning as they read Ashes of Roses, by Mary Jane Auch. The site is so well designed with so much information that the students can truly visualize this event from history. – J.O., Independence, Iowa   29 Jul 2004

Very Good – R M, N.C.   23 Jul 2004

Very Good Robert Murray –   23 Jul 2004

thank you so much for the detailed information. – c. cohen, tucson, az   22 Jul 2004

i cry everytime i think of this story- my grandmother being a seamstress, i had heard this story when i was a young girl, and my grandmother instilling the importance of union to me. lest us never forget – cc, british columbia, canada   21 Jul 2004

I love to surf the web for interesting information and came upon this site. It is touching, tragic, informative, and a catalyst for change. Early 20th Century U.S. had so many unsafe conditions and injustices, especially toward those who were young, weak, and defenseless. Bravo! to those who pioneered reform in the past and those who continue to this day. Wonderful site! The pictures and illustrations were spectacular, if some very grim. – Pat, Florida   17 Jul 2004

It was unaware that this was on the NFPA website, I hope to see more like it! – Quentin M. Maver, Charlotte N.C   17 Jul 2004

its so sad. we had to learn about this in history class. i about croaked when i heard the ages of these girls werent too far of that of my own. so terrible. but yeah. great site. i will have all my friends use it for our project thats coming up – Sadie Atkins, St. Louis   10 Jul 2004


Great Website!!! – N.B., Staten Island, New York   30 Jun 2004

An excellent site. The Triangle Shirt Waist Fire is known in England mostly by trial lawyers, who recall the subsequent trial of the factory owners and their surprising acquittal. This is said to have resulted from excessive coaching ('wood shedding') of the prosecution witnesses. – Malcolm Knott, College of Law, London, England   26 Jun 2004

I, too, was led to this page by David von Drehle's book and I thank you so much for all the information and tributes to the Triangle employees. – Sinda Dux, Lincoln, NE   25 Jun 2004

This is an amazing web page with a great historic value in the history of NYC and the women who worked in those conditions. Congratulations! – Alfonso Saenz, Monterrey, Mexico   24 Jun 2004

you learn so much now on pc think you for this ralph – raleok@aol, lex ky   16 Jun 2004

Excellent! As we try to introduce and recruit young people into the labor movement resources such as this are invaluable. – Micki, New Windsor, NY   4 Jun 2004

My grandmother's younger brother Charlie Moskowitz is said to have been a witness to the fire, and that he tried to help survivors. He just happened to be walking by when the fire was noticed. I grew up in NYC, and several members of my family were garment workers in past generations, so I've always heard about the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. What strikes me, chillingly, in reading these accounts, is the parallels to 9/11 - the bodies falling from the windows, of people with no choice but to burn to death or to fling themselves to their death - and the sound that people heard when they landed. – Marilyn O, Sturbridge MA   2 Jun 2004

Thank you for this valuable resource. And the source will be cited! – Dr.Laura Rhodes,CSP, Indiana University of PA   27 May 2004

Led to this page by David Von Drehle's fine book on the subject. – Phil, Saint Albans, WV   24 May 2004

im doing an analysas on two trials this trial and The Scottsboro trials and im trying to prove that it all could have been prevented thank you for posting your info – Gerald, Danville, NH   24 May 2004

This is really amazing. I am learning about this incident that has shaped the labor conditions, and I cannot believe it. Thank you very much to everyone who created this website, it's very well written to prove a point. – Ana, OR   19 May 2004

this gave my teacher an idea to give us a report because this site gave out so much information...thanks for all your help in giving my teach the idea....! plus it helped me get a good grade... – AFL, mankato,mn   19 May 2004

very very informative – p j, lynchburg va   14 May 2004

This page helped me soo much! Thanx for putting so much work on it! –, Texas   12 May 2004

Love the site. I am a teacher, I will definately use this site to teach American History. – Erin Hunter, Alabama   10 May 2004

I am interested in stuff like this – cnd, victorville,ca   10 May 2004

I have been interested in this event since first seeing it on a Public Television series about New York. I recently read Von Drehle's Triangle about this fire and the great wave of worker protection laws passed by the NY legislature after the fire. It shows what can be done when people unite to demand change after a tragedy. – Bill, Portland, OR   6 May 2004

I had to answer questions in school about the tragedy and I have to say it was interestiong – Lizard, Ohio   5 May 2004

I thought this website was very boring and I think you need more pictures.But it was very good – AD, Roanoke VA   4 May 2004

I am trying to teach my kids not to play or touch fire. I hope your web sight can help – KA, Highlands Ranch, CO   30 Apr 2004

My grandparents worked in the local woolen mill here in Northern Vt. I was always fascinated by the old photos and stories. We don't give thanks often enough to all the immigrants who paved the way for the lifestyles we enjoy today. – Steve Milizia, South Burlington, VT   26 Apr 2004

I really like this web page becase it helped on my report about this fire. – Sam kendrick, ILL   22 Apr 2004

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