SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
David Shayt

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"Preservation for posterity, whose uses we can't even, or ought to imagine"
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"...it will be years before all of the artifacts that are important to this collection will be in the museum."
Peter Liebhold





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This firefighter's pry bar, known as an officer’s tool, was carried by New York Fire Department's Lt....
This brochure, titled “Dear Fellow Rider,” was distributed by the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority...
Jules Naudet used this camera to film the only known footage of the first airplane hitting the north...
This copy of Soldiers magazine, dated September 2001, was recovered from the wreckage of the...