SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...but the honor they were giving to the people, the work they were doing, is represented by these hand tools."
David Shayt

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"We think of photographs as objects, not just as graphics..."
Michelle Delaney
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"John Labriola, an amateur photographer carrying a Nikon digital camera on his way to work on September 11..."
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This collection of equipment and personal possessions recovered from the wreckage of the Pentagon includes...
This identification card was carried by Lt. Robert Cirri, a Port Authority Police officer, who died in...
This collection of clothing worn by New York City Mayor Rudolf Giuliani includes a hat, boots, and two...
This wallet belonged to Jan Maciejewski, a Polish immigrant who was a waiter at Windows on the World,...