SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"There is a kind of optimism about human nature that comes through..."
Helena Wright

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"...we're very interested in the kinds of everyday stuff that Americans have used..."
William Yeingst
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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...