SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"The Smithsonian now has a fire truck door from the New York Fire Department..."
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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"...not the sort of thing we would collect unless it had some extraordinary, iridescent story."
David Shayt





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This craft necklace with its four pendantsa graphic of the American flag, a graphic of the Statue of...
This doll caricature of a female firefighter was recovered from the rubble of the World Trade Center...
Maria Cecilia Benavente, an employee of Aon Risk Services, Inc., wore this clothing as she evacuated...
This material from Jerry Henson, Pentagon survivor, includes his tie, trousers, and ID badge....