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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote

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"...we don't really know how people are going to react to these objects."
Peter Liebhold
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"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst

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This collection of five color photographs taken by Donald Lokuta documents New Yorkers searching for...
This tie tack, in the shape of a pentagon with an image of the World Trade Center, was manufactured by...
On September 11, Bob Boyle, who worked near the World Trade Center, used this cell phone to contact family...
This hard hat was worn by an iron worker from Chicago, Illinois, who came to New York to help clear the...