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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"...this was their thank-you to the museum."
Shelly Foote
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"Preservation for posterity, whose uses we can't even, or ought to imagine"
David Shayt





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This craft necklace with its four pendants—a 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...
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This material from Jerry Henson, Pentagon survivor, includes his tie, trousers, and ID badge....