SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...it will be years before all of the artifacts that are important to this collection will be in the museum."
Peter Liebhold

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"...why did the individual feel it was important to photograph?"
Michelle Delaney
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"...this was their thank-you to the museum."
Shelly Foote





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The design of this poster, titled Rise Above, evokes the composition of the American flag with...
This directional flyer, handed out by tollbooth operators at the Somerset exit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike,...
This cloth napkin came from Wild Blue, a steakhouse located in the North Tower of the World Trade Center...
This scorched eagle finial from an office flagpole was recovered from the wreckage at the Pentagon....