Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, 100 years later

Mourning & Protest, Victims & Survivors

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Because the city morgue was too small to hold the large number of fire victims, the covered end of the 26th Street pier was converted into a temporary morgue. Thousands gathered there even before ambulances arrived. Through the night and into the next day they waited, eventually identifying the dead from a familiar ring, a mended stocking, a scrap of clothing.

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Sweatshop conditions in the early 1900's