SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"How did I get these if everything was destroyed during the collapse?"
David Shayt

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"We think of photographs as objects, not just as graphics..."
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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This American flag was signed by the flight crew on Flight 81 (formerly Flight 93) on September 11, 2002...
This collection of material from the 311th Quartermaster Company (Mortuary Affairs) includes a unit sign,...
This soot-covered desktop nameplate and Army pennant were recovered from Holly Guzowski’s Pentagon office...
This damaged floor marker, labeled “Stairwell C, Floor 102,” was recovered from the debris of the World...