Fire hoses spray water on the upper floors of the Asch Building (housing the Triangle Shirtwaist Company) on Washington and Greene Streets.
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
For the 110th anniversary of this industrial tragedy in New York City, we present images from the Getty archives. On March 25, 1911, 146 workers were killed in a fire at a clothing sweatshop. Most of the victims were young immigrant women who worked in squalid conditions. The fire lead to labor reforms and new fire safety regulations.