SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"And then I started noticing the safety pin jewelry."
Shelly Foote

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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright
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"... a crashing crescendo of sound—smashing steel into these barges..."
David Shayt





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