SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...it will be years before all of the artifacts that are important to this collection will be in the museum."
Peter Liebhold

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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
David Shayt
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"...but the honor they were giving to the people, the work they were doing, is represented by these hand tools."
David Shayt





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This simple red, white, and blue ribbon pin was made by Annette Harris of Virginia Beach, Virginia, after...
This flashlight (marked “W. T. C. FIRE SAFETY”) was issued to Hilary North, a fire warden for Aon Risk...
This collection of five color photographs taken by Donald Lokuta documents New Yorkers searching for...
This tie tack, in the shape of a pentagon with an image of the World Trade Center, was manufactured by...