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Rosie Weiner, my great aunt

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Contributed by : Suzanne Pred Bass

Object # 112


My great-aunt Rosie Weiner died in the Triangle Fire. Her picture lives on my living room bookcase – and it comforts me to have her there. It’s important to give people the sense that this was a real person with hopes, starting out in life…she had a fiance, she had dreams of moving to a farm… You need to see that face – I look at it and try to see who this person was.

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The portrait of Rosie was on view at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York City as part of the the Triangle Fire Open Museum in 2012.

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