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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"It was a very consultative process..."
Peter Liebhold
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"They happened to be there on September 11 and they tilted their camera up..."
William Yeingst





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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....