SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...we have had unusual cooperation"
Jim Gardner

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"...we're much more comfortable collecting artifacts that are clearly historical..."
Peter Liebhold
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"...We have convinced her that these shoes would be welcome here at the museum... "
David Shayt





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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....