SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...We have convinced her that these shoes would be welcome here at the museum... "
David Shayt

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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright





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Ted Olson, U.S. solicitor general, received two calls on this office telephone from his wife, Barbara...
These two T-shirts are examples of commemorative clothing sold on the streets of New York directly after...
This material from Officer Isaac Ho‘opi‘i includes his uniform (shirt with insignia, trousers, boots,...
These ID badges belonged to Comdr. Patrick Dunn, a victim of terrorist attack on the Pentagon...