SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"They happened to be there on September 11 and they tilted their camera up..."
William Yeingst

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"...it will be years before all of the artifacts that are important to this collection will be in the museum."
Peter Liebhold
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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright





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