Remember The Triangle Fire Coalition

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Katie Weiner & clan

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Contributed by : Suzanne Pred Bass

Object # 2345

late 1940s - early 1950s

This is all I have of my aunt Katie; she’s the one that survived the fire. She was very beautiful and she testified in court about the locked doors, and she grabbed the cable of the last elevator going down from the ninth floor. Her husband [sitting to her left] was the president of the leather workers union. Somebody recently told me it was a very radical union, which I was glad to hear.

Courtesy of : Suzanne Pred Bass, photo by Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani

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