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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"You started seeing them everywhere, and people were handing them out."
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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...