SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...when September 11 happened she knew what she had to do to create this book."
Helena Wright

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"They happened to be there on September 11 and they tilted their camera up..."
William Yeingst
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"Preservation for posterity, whose uses we can't even, or ought to imagine"
David Shayt





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This material from Officer Isaac Ho‘opi‘i includes his uniform (shirt with insignia, trousers, boots,...
Artifacts collected from Windows on the World, a well-known World Trade Center restaurant, include a...
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Fashion photographer Richard Avedon took this photograph of Isaac Ho‘opi‘i....