SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...when September 11 happened she knew what she had to do to create this book."
Helena Wright

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"...why did the individual feel it was important to photograph?"
Michelle Delaney
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"... a crashing crescendo of sound—smashing steel into these barges..."
David Shayt





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Three identification cards belonging to Dr. Paul Wesley Ambrose, they were recovered with his remains...
This lithograph of the Twin Towers, printed in red and blue, was distributed to rescue and recovery workers...
This rescue helmet and vest were part of the Port Authority of New Jersey and New York Police Department...
Pentagon firefighter Mark Skipper wore this bunker gear (firefighting jacket and pants) and casual shirt...