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BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"You started seeing them everywhere, and people were handing them out."
Shelly Foote

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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
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"...we're much more comfortable collecting artifacts that are clearly historical..."
Peter Liebhold





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This piece of coiled reinforcement bar from a concrete building column was recovered from the wreckage...
This uniform (skirt, jacket, and lapel pin) was worn by Beatriz Susana Genoves, a greeter for the Windows...
This poster depicting parts of an airliner’s flight recorder was produced to help law enforcement officers...
This simple red, white, and blue ribbon pin was made by Annette Harris of Virginia Beach, Virginia, after...