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Dora, who lived at 11 Division Street, died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. She had been in the United States for just a year. She worked 14-hour shifts among heaps of flammable fabrics and tissue paper patterns. The workrooms were lit by open-flame gas lamps and the cutters, mostly men, were allowed to smoke as they worked. The fire broke out on March 25, 1911, at 4:30 p.m. on the eighth floor. The one elevator stopped working, stairwells were choked with smoke and fire, and the fire escape collapsed. One hundred and forty-six people died

Dora Welfowitz, Triangle shirtwaist fire 1891-1911

  • Ordering and Fabric Information

    We are offering this as a limited edition until 5/5/2024. If you order by the 1st of the month, you will receive your portrait by the 1st of the following month.

    • ​​​​​​100% Silk
    • 24" x 60"
    • Made in USA
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