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“Working Women’s Plight” by Sierra Rein, 1988

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Contributed by : Sierra Rein

Object # 1085


My great-grandmother Gertrude “Babe” Lubar was a worker at the Triangle Waist Factory, but luckily left early before the fire began. Her story was told to me at an early age, and I used the personal family connection in a school paper in 1988 at the Park Day School. I used a letter by my grandmother, Erma Rein, to fill in the personal information.

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