SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"How did I get these if everything was destroyed during the collapse?"
David Shayt

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"Preservation for posterity, whose uses we can't even, or ought to imagine"
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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote





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This elevator emergency-instruction plate and four elevator frame floor markers were recovered from the...
FDNY Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeifer wore this clothing and bunker gear on September 11. ...
This wallet belonged to Jan Maciejewski, a Polish immigrant who was a waiter at Windows on the World,...
This collection of business cards, ID badges, business ephemera, and motivational clothing documents...