SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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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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"They happened to be there on September 11 and they tilted their camera up..."
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"There is a kind of optimism about human nature that comes through..."
Helena Wright





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This apron is covered with uniform patches from grateful patrons of Nino's restaurant, a relief center...
This badly damaged American flag was found by a recovery worker in the World Trade Center debris at the...
This hard hat was worn by an iron worker from Chicago, Illinois, who came to New York to help clear the...
Two large photographs were commissioned to document the wall of the New York City Armory, which was...