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Their Final Walk Home: Haiku

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Their Final Walk Home

Contributed by : Louis H. Blumengarten

Object # 1918

March 27, 2011

I was one of the 146 marchers in “Their Final Walk Home” on March 27, 2011. I represented Ida Pearl, one of the Triangle Fire victims. She lived at 355 East 4th Street in the Lower East Side (then called “the East Side”). My father, who was one month shy of seven in March 1911, also lived in that early apartment house and he may have known her and she may have baby sat him. Representing her was important to me and I found the whole “Their Final Walk Home” very moving. Experiences like that often cause me to compose haiku.

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