The Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire of 1911

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The Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire of 1911 killed 134 workers because the owner locked exit for fear that some workers would steal garments.

But what is a shirtwaist?

It is, says the Oxford Dictionary – a woman’s blouse resembling a shirt. Or it is a woman’s dress with a seam at the waist, its bodice incorporating a collar and button fastening in the style of a shirt.