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"...not the sort of thing we would collect unless it had some extraordinary, iridescent story."
David Shayt

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"... a crashing crescendo of sound—smashing steel into these barges..."
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"And then I started noticing the safety pin jewelry."
Shelly Foote





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This poster depicting parts of an airliner’s flight recorder was produced to help law enforcement officers...
This flashlight (marked “W. T. C. FIRE SAFETY”) was issued to Hilary North, a fire warden for Aon Risk...
This Skilcraft electric wall clock, which hung in the Pentagon helipad fire station, was knocked to the...
This scorched eagle finial from an office flagpole was recovered from the wreckage at the Pentagon....