SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... stripped off and folded up like wrapping paper during the collapse of the buildings."
David Shayt

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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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This collection of World Trade Center tourist souvenirs was recovered from the debris of the World Trade...
This tie tack, in the shape of a pentagon with an image of the World Trade Center, was manufactured by...
Donn Marshall wore this particle mask and pair of latex gloves during the rescue efforts at the Pentagon...
On September 11, New York lawyer Matthew Farley used this BlackBerry wireless communicator to check on...