SEPTEMBER 11
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Photo by Diane Dubler and John Taylor; courtesy of Epson Corporation.


Location: World Trade Center
Source: Gift of Epson America, Inc.


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New York City Armory photographs
Description: Two large photographs were commissioned to document the wall of the New York City Armory, which was covered with missing person leaflets.

Context: Following September 11, many companies sought a way to contribute to the rescue effort and preserve the memory of those who perished. Ten days after the World Trade Center attacks, Epson America, Inc., initiated a documentary project to photograph the outside wall of the New York City Armory building. In these technically innovative images, John Taylor and Dianne Dubler photographed the numerous missing persons fliers and memorials made to those who died on September 11, 2001.

The Armory, located on Lexington Avenue and 26th Street, served as a family assistance center in the days following the attacks. The outside wall of the building, covered with missing person fliers, became one of the city’s many makeshift memorials to World Trade Center victims.

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Memorials outside the New York Armory following September 11, 2001
A detail of the large photograph shows missing person fliers on the Armory wall.
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Memorials outside the New York Armory following September 11, 2001
A detail of the large photograph shows missing person fliers on the Armory wall.
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Memorials outside the New York Armory following September 11, 2001
A detail of the large photograph shows missing person fliers on the Armory wall.
click to enlarge
Memorials outside the New York Armory following September 11, 2001
A detail of the large photograph shows missing person fliers on the Armory wall.

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