SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote

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"I see our collections like a tree or like a big bush"
David Shayt
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"Preservation for posterity, whose uses we can't even, or ought to imagine"
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These two beaded American flag pins were made soon after September 11...
Three identification cards belonging to Dr. Paul Wesley Ambrose, they were recovered with his remains...
This door panel was removed from a New York Police Department patrol car crushed by the falling debris...
Jules Naudet used this camera to film the only known footage of the first airplane hitting the north...