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Triangle Shirtwaist Company building on fire, March 25, 1911.
Bodies of factory fire victims, lying on the street, where they struck the pavement after jumping from the burning building.
Family members arrive at the New York City morgue to identify the bodies of victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Company building, now the Brown Building, on the NYU campus today.

THIS WEEK IN AMERICAN HISTORY: Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire, March 25, 1911

March 25, 1911 – A raging fire erupted inside a garment factory in New York City killing 123 young women employed as low-paid seamstresses, along with 23 men. The fast-spreading flames engulfed the 8th and 9th floors of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in lower Manhattan in just a few minutes. About 50 of the victims had jumped to their deaths rather than perish from the flames.


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