Afternoon apparel of the type that would have been worn to the afternoon matinee performance of Mr. Bluebeard at the Iroquois Theater in 1903.
Note the slight train on the skirt. Not every victim
who ended up on the floor at the Iroquois got there
because they were pushed or tripped. Some were
brought to their knees when their skirts were
stepped on by others in the crowd, stumbling up and
down stairs in the dark.
Many were then prevented from rising as more and
more people trod on their skirt.
school teacher Clara Hanson stated the obvious.