SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...We have convinced her that these shoes would be welcome here at the museum... "
David Shayt

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"There is a kind of optimism about human nature that comes through..."
Helena Wright
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"...you kind of have to set that aside and think of it as a curator..."
Shelly Foote





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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...