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Chalking Memory

Chalking Memory

Joseph Sciorra (March 25, 2009)
Joseph Sciorra
Chalk memorial to Triangle Factory Fire victims, 509 East 13th Street, New York, March 25, 2009.

Remembering the victims of the Triangle Factory Fire victims.


I spent a portion of today memorializing a few of the 146 victims – many of them young, Italian and Jewish immigrant women – of the 1911 Triangle Factory Fire. I chalked their names and ages in front of their homes.



Annie Colletti, 30 years old, 410 East 13th Street
Annina (Pasqualicchio) Ardito, 25 years old, 509 East 13th Street
Annie L’Abbate, 16 years old,  509 East 13th Street
Antonietta Pasqualicchio, 16 years old, 509 East 13th Street
At one point, two fire trucks raced down Avenue A as Henryk Górecki’s “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" played on my headphones.

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did you get any passerby

did you get any passerby that day? what did they say?