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Brown Brothers 
Triangle Fire Victims Awaiting Identification 
1911 
  
Gelatin silver print 
6 x 7 3/4 in (15.2 x 19.7 cm) 
  
Swann Galleries - New York 
Sale 2208 Lot 22 
  
 
LL/35578 
  
With the title, in pencil, in an unknown hand, and the Brown Brothers's hand stamp on verso.
 
The Photograph and the American Dream 1840-1940, 99.
 
The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, as it is now known, occurred on March 25, 1911 in the NYU Building, east of Washington Square, in New York City. The fire caused the death of 146 garment workers, most of whom were women, who had been locked in the factory by management and were unable to flee. Most perished due to burns, impact injuries and asphyxiation. As a result, the International Ladies Garment Worker's Union fought for safer working conditions in sweatshops. 
 

 
  
 
  
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