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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"What began as just a small name tag led us to this incredible rescue story..."
William Yeingst
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"...objects that were there. . .witnesses to this larger event in American history."
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...