SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...asked him the big question: Do you still have that squeegee handle?"
David Shayt

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"We walked into this room which was essentially a warehouse of material..."
Jennifer Locke Jones
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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright





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