SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... it was a ball of metal about the size of a basketball..."
David Shayt

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"...the immediacy of this situation is quite unusual."
Helena Wright
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This flashlight (marked “W. T. C. FIRE SAFETY”) was issued to Hilary North, a fire warden for Aon Risk...
This collection of five color photographs taken by Donald Lokuta documents New Yorkers searching for...
This tie tack, in the shape of a pentagon with an image of the World Trade Center, was manufactured by...
On September 11, Bob Boyle, who worked near the World Trade Center, used this cell phone to contact family...