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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"...objects that were there. . .witnesses to this larger event in American history."
William Yeingst
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"We think of photographs as objects, not just as graphics..."
Michelle Delaney





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These banners, made by school children in Kansas and Alaska, were sent to New York to express support...
This scorched eagle finial from an office flagpole was recovered from the wreckage at the Pentagon....
On September 11, New York lawyer Matthew Farley used this BlackBerry wireless communicator to check on...
This collection of equipment and personal possessions recovered from the wreckage of the Pentagon includes...