SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... stripped off and folded up like wrapping paper during the collapse of the buildings."
David Shayt

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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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"...not the sort of thing we would collect unless it had some extraordinary, iridescent story."
David Shayt





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