SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...the response is 'No, go to Shanksville, Pennsylvania.'"
Michelle Delaney

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"...as they become history rather than current event, we will be able to let the collections grow..."
Peter Liebhold
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"...why did the individual feel it was important to photograph?"
Michelle Delaney





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