SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...there were really no large objects recovered..."
William Yeingst

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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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"...objects that were there. . .witnesses to this larger event in American history."
William Yeingst





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This mass of fused coins was recovered from the debris of the World Trade Center...
These banners, made by school children in Kansas and Alaska, were sent to New York to express support...
This brochure, titled “Dear Fellow Rider,” was distributed by the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority...
This tool belt with tools, hard hat, face shield, respirator, cutting torch, leathers, boots, gloves,...