SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"And then I started noticing the safety pin jewelry."
Shelly Foote

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"...we don't really know how people are going to react to these objects."
Peter Liebhold
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"Collecting for September 11 has probably been the most important thing I've done..."
Michelle Delaney





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