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BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote

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"...suggested endurance of our nation..."
Marc Pachter
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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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These sterling silver earrings shaped like an American flag were made by a Navajo jeweler and marketed...
This collection of twenty-eight photographs, taken by amateur photographer Doug Potoksky, documents the...
This fire warden's whistle and badge were recovered from the debris of the World Trade Center...
This damaged floor marker, labeled “Stairwell C, Floor 102,” was recovered from the debris of the World...