SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"They happened to be there on September 11 and they tilted their camera up..."
William Yeingst

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"...people were coming in from Japan to see that site and to leave offerings at the location..."
Peter Liebhold
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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright





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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...