SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"John Labriola, an amateur photographer carrying a Nikon digital camera on his way to work on September 11..."
Michelle Delaney

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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright
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"...we don't really know how people are going to react to these objects."
Peter Liebhold





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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...