shirtwaist


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a blouse with buttons down the front

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This ecru silk woman's shirtwaist was made from a wedding dress worn by Mary Collson for her marriage to Eli Whitney Brigham on Nov.
One factory that rejected the contract was the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.
Political scientists Daniel Berliner, Ann Regan Greenleaf, Milli Lake, Margaret Levi, and Jennifer Noveck begin their analysis of inadequate working conditions and workers' rights by introducing the first modern labor catastrophe--the 1921 Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire which occurred in New York.
Approaching the show's set decorator, Deborah Siegel, Chin offered to provide free props, on the understanding that these seemingly mundane objects--a quilt on a sofa, a Chinese takeout container, a baby mobile over a crib, fabric sold at a clothing boutique--would also carry hidden political significance: The quilt, it turns out, was patterned with the chemical structure of the then-banned abortion pill RU-486 (and made its appearance when the pregnant character Alison [Courtney Thorne-Smith] snuggled under it), the container bore messages in Chinese related to the Tiananmen Square protests, the mobile was shaped like a television remote control, and the fabric's print referenced the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory tragedy.
At the same time, her near-identical depictions of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911 in New York City and the Tazreen Factory Fire of 2012 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, remind us that unsafe workplaces are not, in fact, "history.
Giuliana's hands, one of them bandaged, the other reddened by the heat, grabbed the front of Kate's shirtwaist and shook her gently.
One wonders what anyone arguing against any discussion of gun control at this moment would have thought of the workplace safety laws that followed the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
The book is a worthy complement to the many books about the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, especially for male readers.
For Perkins, the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist fire in New York City summoned her to help poor working people.
SISTERS FROM the women's movement lost no time seeing parallels between the 72 deaths of the workers at the Kentex slipper factory fire, most of them women hired as part of the pakyaw or per piece system, and the deaths of other women workers in deadly factory blazes around the world, beginning with the 145 deaths of young migrant women in the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Co.
In 1911, 146 people, mostly young female immigrants, were killed when fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co.
More than half those chapters examine the strikes of immigrant women garment workers, most notably the "uprising of the 20,000," the 1909-10 struggle by shirtwaist makers, in which Huyssen toys with gender relations as exposed in the interactions between immigrant workers and upper class women in the WTUL.
Two meaty chapters then make a heroic attempt to describe the diverse facets of Progressivism--settlement houses, workplace health and safety, women and child labor reform, public education improvement (the old perennial), TR's Country Life Commission, the good government movement to try to counteract urban political machines, urban planning and city beautification, state level reforms, socialist and radical initiatives such as the International Workers of the World (IWW), and the limited legislative legacy of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire.
The Section, the Association's sixth, formed at a time when attention to work-related injuries and illness was growing--especially following a 1911 fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City, which killed 146 workers.
Parallels can be drawn to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire that happened over a century ago.