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Cultural Response

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Contributed by : Susan Springer Anderson

Object # 1615

March 2011

A commemoration for the 146 victims of the Triangle fire. The young immigrant women workers at the factory would have worn a shirtwaist themselves, without the adornment. What appears to be an embroidered design on this garment made out of the building material, Tyvek, is actually the hand-inscribed names of all the fire victims. The piece was developed in collaboration with author Alida Brill. Pictures by Michael Markham.

  • Read Alida Brill’s essay here.
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