Mrs. Gebel's Progressive Era

The Progressive Era 1890 - 1920


Lodgers in a crowded Bayard Street tenement -- 'Five Cents a Spot', 1888–89.5 Cents a Spot

"Power is what men seek and any group that gets it will abuse it." Lincoln Steffens



"A mind which really lays hold of a subject is not easily detached from it." Ida Tarbell



Meat Inspection Act




Pure Food and Drug Act


Triangle Shirtwaist Fire - March 25, 1911

Photographer: Artist TAD [Thomas Aloysius Dorgan] and others, March 28, 1911 

Shirtwaist Fire Primary Sources:

     Leon Stein Interviews-

     Oral Histories-


Reforms and outcomes:


Image result for Factory Investigating Commission political cartoonsFactory Investigating Commission


          State Department of Labor

          National Labor Relations Act



Kheel Center, Cornell University. The 1911 Triangle Factory Fire, accessed September 11, 2015, 


Hine, Lewis Hickes, 1874 - 1940, photographer. Library of Congress. Photographs from the records of the National Child Labor Committee (U.S.), accessed September 11, 2015.


The Living New Deal. From the Guilded Age to the Digital Age: The New Deal in Context, accessed September 11, 2015.