SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...there were really no large objects recovered..."
William Yeingst

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"Mountains--mountain ranges of steel, of aluminum dominated the skyline..."
David Shayt
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"...why did the individual feel it was important to photograph?"
Michelle Delaney





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This rake, pitchfork, detective’s windbreaker, and sign were used at the Staten Island recovery site,...
This material from Officer Isaac Ho‘opi‘i includes his uniform (shirt with insignia, trousers, boots,...
This firefighter's pry bar, known as an officer’s tool, was carried by New York Fire Department's Lt....
This scorched eagle finial from an office flagpole was recovered from the wreckage at the Pentagon....