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BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"What began as just a small name tag led us to this incredible rescue story..."
William Yeingst

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"Preservation for posterity, whose uses we can't even, or ought to imagine"
David Shayt
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"I have an almost visceral reaction to this."
Helena Wright





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This door panel was removed from a New York Police Department patrol car crushed by the falling debris...
This collection of business cards, ID badges, business ephemera, and motivational clothing documents...
This tool belt with tools, hard hat, face shield, respirator, cutting torch, leathers, boots, gloves,...
This crushed file cabinet was recovered from the debris pile at the World Trade Center....