Norma Jean Garriton
On March 25, 1911, a fire started in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory and within thirty minutes it destroyed the top three floors of the Asch building and killed 146 people, mostly young immigrant girls. The tragedy made headlines across New York, with gruesome images of burnt bodies blown up in eerie detail on the front pages. The city was shocked and outraged at the seemingly preventable tragedy and the fire ...
Aaron Burr was the third Vice President of the United States under Thomas Jefferson. Burr was also a senator from New York. In 1799, Burr founded The Manhattan Company as a water works company in lower Manhattan. Burr used this company to start The Bank of the Manhattan Company.
Hundreds of black and white photographs by Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) from her Changing New York Works Progress Administration/ Federal Art Project.…