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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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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote
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"...why did the individual feel it was important to photograph?"
Michelle Delaney





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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,...