(on my craft blog) on an action alert from microrevolt to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the triangle waist factory fire. all one has to do is volunteer to make (knit or crochet or craft) a numbered armband and send it along to the address provided in the link above. i am 115 Rosina Cirrito (18 years old) by the way. i will be unable to make the ceremony but i will knit and mail my armband shortly (has to BE there by march 22nd i believe)
the names of ALL 146 who perished, will finally be read.
100 Years Later, the Roll of the Dead in a Factory Fire Is Complete
In the Cemetery of the Evergreens on the border of Brooklyn and Queens, there is a haunting stone monument to the garment workers who died in the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire of 1911 but were never identified. It contains the bas-relief figure of a kneeling woman, her head bowed, seemingly mourning not only the deaths, but also the fact that those buried below were so badly charred that relatives could not recognize them.
Almost a century after the fire, the five women and one man, all buried in coffins under the Evergreens monument, remained unknown to the public at large, though relatives and descendants knew that a loved one had never returned from the burning blouse factory.
Now those six have been identified, largely through the persistence of a researcher, Michael Hirsch, who became obsessed with learning all he could about the victims after he discovered that one of those killed, Lizzie Adler, a 24-year-old greenhorn from Romania, had lived on his block in the East Village.
And so, for the first time, at the centennial commemoration of the fire on March 25 outside the building in Greenwich Village where the Triangle Waist Company occupied the eighth, ninth and 10th floors, the names of all 146 dead will finally be read........................
pic: From left, Max Florin, Fannie Rosen, Dora Evans and Josephine Cammarata were among the final six unidentified victims of the Triangle Waist Company factory fire of 1911, which killed 146 and influenced building codes, labor laws and politics in the years that followed.
pic (armbands): microrevolt