SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...not the sort of thing we would collect unless it had some extraordinary, iridescent story."
David Shayt

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"The Smithsonian now has a fire truck door from the New York Fire Department..."
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"They happened to be there on September 11 and they tilted their camera up..."
William Yeingst





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This uniform (skirt, jacket, and lapel pin) was worn by Beatriz Susana Genoves, a greeter for the Windows...
This name tag was worn by Captain Kathy Mazza, as she led rescue efforts on September 11, 2001...
This rake, pitchfork, detective’s windbreaker, and sign were used at the Staten Island recovery site,...
This Massachusetts driver’s license and American Airlines credit card belonged to Judith “Judy” Larocque....