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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"...we don't really know how people are going to react to these objects."
Peter Liebhold
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"What began as just a small name tag led us to this incredible rescue story..."
William Yeingst





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Maria Cecilia Benavente, an employee of Aon Risk Services, Inc., wore this clothing as she evacuated...
This collection of ten color photographs taken by Christophe Agou documents the World Trade Center site...
This simple red, white, and blue ribbon pin was made by Annette Harris of Virginia Beach, Virginia, after...
This flashlight (marked “W. T. C. FIRE SAFETY”) was issued to Hilary North, a fire warden for Aon Risk...