SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...but the honor they were giving to the people, the work they were doing, is represented by these hand tools."
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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"We think of photographs as objects, not just as graphics..."
Michelle Delaney





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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...
This American flag was signed by the flight crew on Flight 81 (formerly Flight 93) on September 11, 2002...
This collection of material from the 311th Quartermaster Company (Mortuary Affairs) includes a unit sign,...