SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote

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"...objects that were there. . .witnesses to this larger event in American history."
William Yeingst
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"...they would gently clean the material..."
Jennifer Locke Jones





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This Massachusetts driver’s license and American Airlines credit card belonged to Judith “Judy” Larocque....
This apron is covered with uniform patches from grateful patrons of Nino's restaurant, a relief center...
This collection of five color photographs taken by Donald Lokuta documents New Yorkers searching for...
Pentagon firefighter Mark Skipper wore this bunker gear (firefighting jacket and pants) and casual shirt...