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Brown Brothers 
Triangle Fire 
1911, 25 March 
  
Gelatin silver print 
Cornell University, ILR School, Kheel Center 
Kheel Center image identifier: 5780-087pb1f5ap 
  
 
LL/43404 
  
A police officer and others with the broken bodies of Triangle fire victims at their feet, look up in shock at workers poised to jump from the upper floors of the burning Asch Building. The anguish and gruesome deaths of workers was witnessed firsthand by many people living or walking near the corner of Greene Street and Washington Place. Others read about it in the many newspaper reports circulated during the following days and weeks, bringing the conditions of garment worker into public scrutiny as it had been during the shirtwaist strike of 1909. 
 

 
  
 
  
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