SEPTEMBER 11
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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"...you kind of have to set that aside and think of it as a curator..."
Shelly Foote
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"The Smithsonian now has a fire truck door from the New York Fire Department..."
David Shayt





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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...