SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"The Smithsonian now has a fire truck door from the New York Fire Department..."
David Shayt

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"You started seeing them everywhere, and people were handing them out."
Shelly Foote
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Helena Wright





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This collection of twenty-eight photographs, taken by amateur photographer Doug Potoksky, documents the...
This M&M dispenser, soot-covered calendar, and desk copy of the U.S. Army code were recovered from the...
This firefighter's pry bar, known as an officer’s tool, was carried by New York Fire Department's Lt....
This cloth napkin came from Wild Blue, a steakhouse located in the North Tower of the World Trade Center...