SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... stripped off and folded up like wrapping paper during the collapse of the buildings."
David Shayt

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"This was really a process of negotiation..."
William Yeingst
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"Preservation for posterity, whose uses we can't even, or ought to imagine"
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This collection of business cards, ID badges, business ephemera, and motivational clothing documents...
This tool belt with tools, hard hat, face shield, respirator, cutting torch, leathers, boots, gloves,...
This crushed file cabinet was recovered from the debris pile at the World Trade Center....
These cards and letters were sent to rescue workers, fire departments, and police officers offering thanks...