SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...his restaurant was cranking, 24 hours a day, every day of the week with volunteer workers and donated food..."
David Shayt

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"What we are doing is building a collection for all time here"
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"There is a kind of optimism about human nature that comes through..."
Helena Wright





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These newspapers and magazines reflect media coverage of the September 11 attacks...
This flashlight (marked “W. T. C. FIRE SAFETY”) was issued to Hilary North, a fire warden for Aon Risk...
Pentagon firefighter Mark Skipper wore this bunker gear (firefighting jacket and pants) and casual shirt...
This silkscreen print by Andrea Arroyo depicts the Twin Towers in words...