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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"... a crashing crescendo of sound—smashing steel into these barges..."
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"...we're much more comfortable collecting artifacts that are clearly historical..."
Peter Liebhold





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Two large photographs were commissioned to document the wall of the New York City Armory, which was...
This burned paper currency and tin of melted coins were recovered from the damaged offices in the Pentagon....
This firefighter's pry bar, known as an officer’s tool, was carried by New York Fire Department's Lt....
This brochure, titled “Dear Fellow Rider,” was distributed by the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority...