SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"We walked into this room which was essentially a warehouse of material..."
Jennifer Locke Jones

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"They happened to be there on September 11 and they tilted their camera up..."
William Yeingst
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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright





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This hard hat was worn by an iron worker from Chicago, Illinois, who came to New York to help clear the...
This framed presentation plaque and two pole-mounted flags were recovered from the Pentagon office of...
These photographs, taken by firefighter Jon Culberson, are some of the first images of the Pentagon shortly...
This copy of Soldiers magazine, dated September 2001, was recovered from the wreckage of the...