SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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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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"They happened to be there on September 11 and they tilted their camera up..."
William Yeingst
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"...as they become history rather than current event, we will be able to let the collections grow..."
Peter Liebhold





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This wallet belonged to Jan Maciejewski, a Polish immigrant who was a waiter at Windows on the World,...
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Charles, Leslie, Zoe and Dana Falkenberg, who perished on September 11, 200...
A personal beeper that belonged to Jonathan Eric Briley, who worked at Windows on the World restaurant....