Description Barbie towel belonging to Asia S. Cottom. The towel is white and has a printed image of Barbie with brown hair and a pink top and holding a bouquet of flowers. Small printed pink, yellow, and turquoise flowers cover the towel.
Historical Notes Born in Silver Spring, Maryland, Asia Cottom lived in Washington, D.C., with her parents and brother. A member of her church’s dance troupe and choir, this sixth grader at Backus Middle School had been chosen to attend a National Geographic Society field trip to California. On September 11, Asia was heading there aboard Flight 77 with her teacher, Sara Clark. She was 11 years old.