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"...not the sort of thing we would collect unless it had some extraordinary, iridescent story."
David Shayt

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"...people were coming in from Japan to see that site and to leave offerings at the location..."
Peter Liebhold
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"Now the challenge is to find the larger context that this all fits in..."
William Yeingst

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This directional flyer, handed out by tollbooth operators at the Somerset exit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike,...
This doll caricature of a female firefighter was recovered from the rubble of the World Trade Center...
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This collection of material from the 311th Quartermaster Company (Mortuary Affairs) includes a unit sign,...