SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"How did I get these if everything was destroyed during the collapse?"
David Shayt

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"Preservation for posterity, whose uses we can't even, or ought to imagine"
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"...why did the individual feel it was important to photograph?"
Michelle Delaney





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The Personal Alert Safety System (PASS) alarm was part of a Scott Pak breathing apparatus that was used...
Jules Naudet used this camera to film the only known footage of the first airplane hitting the north...
This wallet belonged to Jan Maciejewski, a Polish immigrant who was a waiter at Windows on the World,...
This collection of 110 images was taken inside and outside the World Trade Center on September 11 by...