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..."
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"...we're much more comfortable collecting artifacts that are clearly historical..."
Peter Liebhold





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This purse belonged to Lorraine Lee, who worked as an administrative assistant at Aon Risk Services,...
This panel was part of Foam Truck 161 operated by the Fort Myer Fire and Emergency Services Division,...
These newspapers and magazines reflect media coverage of the September 11 attacks...
The Personal Alert Safety System (PASS) alarm was part of a Scott Pak breathing apparatus that was used...