Juanita Hadwin Collection of Triangle Fire Lantern Slides

Collection Number: 6153 P

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


Juanita Hadwin Collection of Triangle Fire Lantern Slides,
Collection Number:
6153 P
Hadwin, Juanita
0.5 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Collection material in English


March 25, 1911 was the date of the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of New York City. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory caught fire and caused the deaths of 146 garment workers, 123 women and 23 men. They died from the fire, smoke inhalation, or falling or jumping to their deaths.
Because the owners had locked the doors to the stairwells and exits, there was no easy escape when the building caught fire. This unfortunately was a common practice at this time in history.
The fire led to legislation requiring improved factory safety standards and helped with the growth of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, which worked to get better working conditions for sweatshop workers.
The building that was the factory is now designated a National Historic Landmark and a New York City landmark. The factory is located in the Asch Building, at 23-29 Washington Place in the Greenwich Village, now known as the Brown Building and part of New York University.


13 glass lantern slides depicting various scenes and people in reference to the Triangle Shirt Waist factory fire in New York in 1911.

Hadwin, Juanita
Triangle Shirtwaist Company -- Photographs

Industrial safety-- New York (State)-- New York -- 20th century -- Photographs
Low-income housing -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century -- Photographs.

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Juanita Hadwin Collection of Triangle Fire Lantern Slides #6153 P. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.


Related Collections:
5780/087 mf: ILGWU Triangle Fire Trial Summary and Partial Transcript on Microfilm
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6188 MB: Joseph Fazio Collection of Scissors from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Memorabilia
6317: Kheel Center Triangle Fire Centennial Commemoration Collection


Box 1 Folder 1
Box 1 has become folder 1 - rehoused both slide boxes into one Hollinger to keep them together -- 14. Viewing the unfortunates at the morgue ; 15.A family of the Ghetto ; 16. A family of the East Side, New York City ; 17. Mourning the loss of some relative ; 18.One girl who escaped lost two sisters in the fire ; 19.Coroner and Jury questioning employees ; 20.Crowds Sunday Morning. New York Morgue X ; 21.Funeral in Ghetto District ; 22.Funeral on East Side. Too poor for carriages ; 23.Interior of Catholic church, Italian District
Box 1 Folder 2
box 2 has become folder 2, two boxes now in one Hollinger for storage -- 24.Sarah Cammestine swore doors were all locked ; 25.Joseph Zito Elevator Boy. Performed heroic work ; 26.Mayor Gaynor, Commissioner Waldo, Chief Croker. It is now up to them for investigation ; Cities 6:6.Homes of the poor ; Cities 6:13. Homes of the poor. Italian family, Chicago ; Cities 6:16. Homes of the poor ; Cities 6:17. Homes of the poor ; Cities 9:3. Housing reform, miscel