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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"...why did the individual feel it was important to photograph?"
Michelle Delaney
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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
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This collection of material documents the memorial Concert for America held in Washington, DC on September...
This collection of fourteen images of the Shanksville, Pennsylvania, crash site of United Airlines Flight...
This collection of office artifacts recovered from the World Trade Center debris pile includes a damaged...
These sterling silver earrings shaped like an American flag were made by a Navajo jeweler and marketed...