SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...We have convinced her that these shoes would be welcome here at the museum... "
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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"...people were coming in from Japan to see that site and to leave offerings at the location..."
Peter Liebhold





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Donn Marshall wore this particle mask and pair of latex gloves during the rescue efforts at the Pentagon...
This Pentagon corridor map hung on the second floor of the innermost A ring, close to where the hijacked...
These two versions of a print by Neil Farkas depict a large flag draped across a department store...
This grill scraper was used by kitchen worker Leocio Luis-Perguero at the Windows on the World restaurant...