Next Friday, March 25th, is the 100th anniversary of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. The deadly fire prompted the creation of new fire safety and building codes and galvanized the labor movement.
For a full list of events around the city and the nation related to the memory of the fire and the women who perished go to rememberthetrianglefire.org.
Firemen battling the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, 1911. (Frederick Hugh Smyth Collection of Fire Photographs)
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To celebrate Women's History Month, here are some images by pioneering street photographer Rebecca Lepkoff.
A quintessential New Yorker, Lepkoff gained international acclaim for her iconic images of the Lower East Side. She was born on August 4, 1916, in a Hester Street tenement. Like the majority of families living in the neighborhood at that time, her parents were Jewish immigrants, struggling to improve their circumstances. Lepkoff dreamed of becoming a dancer, and after graduating from...Read More
In mid-December 1952, a plane from the United States Embassy in Singapore landed in Saigon, Vietnam. The passenger aboard was Henry R. Luce, head of Time Inc., who was there to see what was increasingly becoming another front in an expanding war against Communism. Luce spent a couple of days in Vietnam, visiting both the north and the south, meeting the Vietnamese Emperor Bao Dai, General Linares, the French Commander in Tonkin, and General Salan, the...Read More
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