Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2006.6.1
Dimensions: : 17.25 in X 8.5 in X 4 in
Dimensions (Metric): : 43.815 cm X 21.59 cm X 10.16 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Brian Van Flandern
Textile rag doll with red yarn hair and red gingham dress, white collar, and black shoes. The doll is damaged and covered in fine gray dust.
Brian Van Flandern, an emergency medical technician, volunteered at Ground Zero throughout the night of 9/11. The next morning, he noticed a doll in the rubble and searched in vain for a survivor or victim nearby. He later learned that the toy, known as Little Red, was the mascot of Chances for Children, a charity with offices located on the 101st floor of the North Tower.