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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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"Preservation for posterity, whose uses we can't even, or ought to imagine"
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"...we don't really know how people are going to react to these objects."
Peter Liebhold





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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...
This cloth napkin came from Wild Blue, a steakhouse located in the North Tower of the World Trade Center...
Fashion photographer Richard Avedon took this photograph of Isaac Ho‘opi‘i....