SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...but the honor they were giving to the people, the work they were doing, is represented by these hand tools."
David Shayt

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"...we don't really know how people are going to react to these objects."
Peter Liebhold
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"I have an almost visceral reaction to this."
Helena Wright





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This doll caricature of a female firefighter was recovered from the rubble of the World Trade Center...
This American flag was signed by the flight crew on Flight 81 (formerly Flight 93) on September 11, 2002...
This poster depicting parts of an airliner’s flight recorder was produced to help law enforcement officers...
This piece of scorched limestone facade was recovered from the wreckage of the Pentagon....