SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"How did I get these if everything was destroyed during the collapse?"
David Shayt

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"We think of photographs as objects, not just as graphics..."
Michelle Delaney
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"I thought it was really important to understand normalcy before September 11..."
Peter Liebhold





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Ted Olson, U.S. solicitor general, received two calls on this office telephone from his wife, Barbara...
FDNY Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeifer wore this clothing and bunker gear on September 11. ...
This piece of scorched limestone facade was recovered from the wreckage of the Pentagon....
This collection of twenty-eight photographs, taken by amateur photographer Doug Potoksky, documents the...