SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"And then I started noticing the safety pin jewelry."
Shelly Foote

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"I see our collections like a tree or like a big bush"
David Shayt
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"...suggested endurance of our nation..."
Marc Pachter





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