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BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote

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Helena Wright
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This windbreaker was worn by New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani during the events and aftermath of...
This elevator emergency-instruction plate and four elevator frame floor markers were recovered from the...
This wallet belonged to Jan Maciejewski, a Polish immigrant who was a waiter at Windows on the World,...
This Massachusetts driver’s license and American Airlines credit card belonged to Judith “Judy” Larocque....