SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... stripped off and folded up like wrapping paper during the collapse of the buildings."
David Shayt

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"...this was their thank-you to the museum."
Shelly Foote
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"This was really a process of negotiation..."
William Yeingst





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Maria Cecilia Benavente, an employee of Aon Risk Services, Inc., wore this clothing as she evacuated...
This name tag was worn by Captain Kathy Mazza, as she led rescue efforts on September 11, 2001...
This apron is covered with uniform patches from grateful patrons of Nino's restaurant, a relief center...
This collection of ten color photographs taken by Christophe Agou documents the World Trade Center site...