Fire in a Mill

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Description

Though less salacious an account than others featured here, this brief news blurb highlights the shocking behavior of the overseer, who blocked the exits. This fire at the Banner Cotton Mill in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, was handled by a competent engine company, but the women were forced to jump from windows to escape. These incidents were frequent and locked doors were often to blame for deaths and casualties due to mill fires.

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Title

Fire in a Mill

Creator

Unsigned

Source

The New York Times

Date

November 29, 1873

Subject

Fire--1870-1880
Allegheny (Pa.)--History

Coverage

New York, New York

Citation

Unsigned, “Fire in a Mill,” Mill Girls in Nineteenth-Century Print, accessed December 17, 2017, http://americanantiquarian.org/millgirls/items/show/34.