Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and Migrant Workers
The New-York Tribune cover story contains numerous accounts by survivors and officials describing the horrors at the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911. Fire Chief Edward Croker blamed the lack of fire escapes and sprinklers and the locked doors for the high casualty count.
Use the magnifier to take a close look at the front page of the New-York Tribune article and answer the questions in the boxes below.
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Source: New-York Tribune. New York, N.Y. March 26, 1911. Library of Congress
Source: New-York Tribune. March 26, 1911. Library of Congress
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