SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...this was their thank-you to the museum."
Shelly Foote

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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright
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"Mountains--mountain ranges of steel, of aluminum dominated the skyline..."
David Shayt





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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. ...
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