A Shirtwaist Story

Delia Bell Robinson

In A Shirtwaist Story, Delia Robinson portrays, through a unique combination of graphic novel and art book, the haunting memories of a relative of the family whose New York sweatshop was destroyed in the notorious 1911 fire in which 146 garment workers perished.

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Delia Bell Robinson lives in Montpelier, Vermont, where she paints, writes, sings songs, and continues a family tradition creating figural clay whistles.

Interview by Lisa Peet in Bloom

Essay on the Shirtwaist fire and A Shirtwaist Story

Review in Seven Days

Review in The Montpelier Bridge