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- http://trianglefire.ilr.cornell.edu/primary/survivorInterviews/leonSteinInterviews.html

     Oral Histories-

http://trianglefire.ilr.cornell.edu/primary/survivorInterviews/oralhistories.html

 

Reforms and outcomes:

 

Image result for Factory Investigating Commission political cartoonsFactory Investigating Commission

 

          State Department of Labor

          National Labor Relations Act

 

Sources:

Kheel Center, Cornell University. The 1911 Triangle Factory Fire, accessed September 11, 2015, http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/index.html 

 

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. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/nclc.04783/

 

The Living New Deal. From the Guilded Age to the Digital Age: The New Deal in Context, accessed September 11, 2015. http://livingnewdeal.org/tag/national-labor-relations-act/