SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...people were coming in from Japan to see that site and to leave offerings at the location..."
Peter Liebhold

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"...the immediacy of this situation is quite unusual."
Helena Wright
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"...you kind of have to set that aside and think of it as a curator..."
Shelly Foote





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This collection of ten color photographs taken by Christophe Agou documents the World Trade Center site...
This brochure, titled “Dear Fellow Rider,” was distributed by the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority...
This piece of coiled reinforcement bar from a concrete building column was recovered from the wreckage...
This name tag was worn by Captain Kathy Mazza, as she led rescue efforts on September 11, 2001...