There have been many questions about the various images making up the poster for this season’s Stagecraft production, The Triangle Factory Fire Project. Ron Boyd, the designer of the poster assures us that each of the images is taken from the actual records of the period and that there is a fascinating story behind each picture.
We are honoured to share the stories behind the images with you.
This is a group photo taken in a shop at the time of the Triangle Factory Fire, March 1911.
Near closing time on Saturday afternoon, March 25, 1911, a fire broke out on the top floors of the Asch Building in the Triangle Waist Company. Within minutes, the quiet spring afternoon erupted into madness, a terrifying moment in time, disrupting forever the lives of young workers. By the time the fire was over, 146 of the 500 employees had died.