SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"Mountains--mountain ranges of steel, of aluminum dominated the skyline..."
David Shayt

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"... a crashing crescendo of sound—smashing steel into these barges..."
David Shayt
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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote





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This collection of 110 images was taken inside and outside the World Trade Center on September 11 by...
These two T-shirts are examples of commemorative clothing sold on the streets of New York directly after...
Two large photographs were commissioned to document the wall of the New York City Armory, which was...
This burned paper currency and tin of melted coins were recovered from the damaged offices in the Pentagon....