SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"I have an almost visceral reaction to this."
Helena Wright

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"The Smithsonian now has a fire truck door from the New York Fire Department..."
David Shayt
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"...we're much more comfortable collecting artifacts that are clearly historical..."
Peter Liebhold





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This collection of military headgear recovered from the Pentagon includes two Navy caps and a U.S. Army...
This brochure, titled “Dear Fellow Rider,” was distributed by the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority...
This rake, pitchfork, detective’s windbreaker, and sign were used at the Staten Island recovery site,...
This book contains over 300 messages and drawings from the citizens of Mountain View, California...