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What is the "fireproof" building seen in this Titanic political cartoon from 1912?

Discussion in 'Aftermath of a disaster' started by Dan Kappes, Feb 12, 2019 at 12:45 AM.

  1. Dan Kappes

    Dan Kappes Member


    If I recall correctly, this cartoon is included in the book Titanic: Triumph & Tragedy.
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  2. Dave Gittins

    Dave Gittins Member

    I think it is a reference to the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire of 1911. I don't know if the building was ever called fireproof but it certainly lacked many safety features. There's a big article on Wikipedia.
  3. PBS American Experiance did a really good docu on this. It and other doc's are on YouTube if anyone wants to watch.
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