SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"They happened to be there on September 11 and they tilted their camera up..."
William Yeingst

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"We walked into this room which was essentially a warehouse of material..."
Jennifer Locke Jones
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"...why did the individual feel it was important to photograph?"
Michelle Delaney





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This damaged structural bracket from the World Trade Center was recovered from the debris pile...
This apron is covered with uniform patches from grateful patrons of Nino's restaurant, a relief center...
Ted Olson, U.S. solicitor general, received two calls on this office telephone from his wife, Barbara...
FDNY Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeifer wore this clothing and bunker gear on September 11. ...