SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...I called the unit, and the man who answered became our donor..."
David Shayt

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"...why did the individual feel it was important to photograph?"
Michelle Delaney
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"...as they become history rather than current event, we will be able to let the collections grow..."
Peter Liebhold





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