SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"And then I started noticing the safety pin jewelry."
Shelly Foote

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"How did I get these if everything was destroyed during the collapse?"
David Shayt
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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright





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This mass of fused coins was recovered from the debris of the World Trade Center...
FDNY Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeifer wore this clothing and bunker gear on September 11. ...
These geographic information system (GIS) maps are part of a computerized project mapping the city’s...
This cloth napkin came from Wild Blue, a steakhouse located in the North Tower of the World Trade Center...