SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"John Labriola, an amateur photographer carrying a Nikon digital camera on his way to work on September 11..."
Michelle Delaney

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"... stripped off and folded up like wrapping paper during the collapse of the buildings."
David Shayt
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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright





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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. ...