SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
David Shayt

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"Preservation for posterity, whose uses we can't even, or ought to imagine"
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"...we're very interested in the kinds of everyday stuff that Americans have used..."
William Yeingst





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Michelle Guyton, an artist and poet from Mobile, Alabama, created this interpretive scrapbook reflecting...
This cloth napkin came from Wild Blue, a steakhouse located in the North Tower of the World Trade Center...
This collection of New York Fire Department (FDNY) equipment recovered from the debris of the World Trade...
Fire wardens in the World Trade Center were issued special hats to make them easily identified in an...