SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"How did I get these if everything was destroyed during the collapse?"
David Shayt

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"...they would gently clean the material..."
Jennifer Locke Jones
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"Collecting for September 11 has probably been the most important thing I've done..."
Michelle Delaney





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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...