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‘What I Carried’ Volume Two: Little Italy, and the Family Milkshake Machine

The second installment of our Cowbird multimedia series examining personal objects with special meaning to immigrants.

New York

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Remembered

Friday March 25 marks the centennial of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire—a catastrophic event that killed 146 young immigrant workers in Manhattan. This devastating incident led to the creation of workplace safety regulations, galvanized the union movement and became an iconic moment in New York history that continues to symbolize the need for immigrant and workers’ rights.