SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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

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"Preservation for posterity, whose uses we can't even, or ought to imagine"
David Shayt
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"...you kind of have to set that aside and think of it as a curator..."
Shelly Foote





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This fused clump of presentation coins and a fire-scarred medallion were recovered from the damaged offices...
This collection of twenty-five photographs taken by amateur photographer Seymour Levy documents the World...
These banners, made by school children in Kansas and Alaska, were sent to New York to express support...
This name tag was worn by Captain Kathy Mazza, as she led rescue efforts on September 11, 2001...