DC -- Natl Museum of American History -- Exhibit: September 11: Bearing Witness to History:
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Description of Pictures: September 11: Bearing Witness to History
September 11, 2002 – July 6, 2003
The personal stories, photographs, and artifacts from the World Trade Towers, the Pentagon, and the Flight 93 crash site in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, commemorate the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The exhibition is made up of 6 sections:
* Entrance: Images of people across the country witnessing the events of September 11, 2001.
* Photo Gallery: Images taken by both professionals and amateurs.
* Object Gallery: Some 50 objects representing the 3 sites.
* Video produced for the museum by ABC News and narrated by news anchor Peter Jennings.
* Individual Witness Stories: 5 interactive stations featuring individual accounts.
* The Ledger: Visitors are invited to share their memories and thoughts of the events.
Among the 50 objects are:
* an apron from Nino's restaurant on Canal Street, which was converted to a resting place for police and firemen
* window squeegee handle used by window washer Jan Demczur to free himself and five others from an elevator in the North Tower
* pieces of structural steel from the World Trade Tower
* a door from a fire truck crushed in the collapse of the World Trade Tower
* airplane fragments found in the wreckage of the World Trade Tower
* a piece of the Pentagon's limestone facade, damaged and charred
* a panel from an aircraft-rescue and firefighting vehicle, parked near the Pentagon when the plane crashed.
* memorial objects left near the Flight 93 crash site in Somerset County, Pennsylvania
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Copyrights: All pictures were taken by amateur photographer Bruce Guthrie (me!) who retains copyright on them. Free for non-commercial use with attribution. See the [Creative Commons] definition of what this means. "Photos (c) Bruce Guthrie" is fine for attribution. (Commercial use folks can of course contact me.) Feel free to use in publications and pages with attribution but you don't have permission to sell the photos themselves. A free copy of any printed publication using any photographs is requested. Descriptive text, if any, is from a mixture of sources, quite frequently from signs at the location or from official web sites; copyrights, if any, are retained by their original owners.
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Specific picture descriptions: Photos above with "i" icons next to the bracketed sequence numbers (e.g. " ") are described as follows:
SIAH91_030305_05.JPG: Sections of the World Trade Center including a fire truck that got squashed.
SIAH91_030305_27.JPG: Some of the equipment used by rescuers. The circular object in the back is a harness for search dogs.
SIAH91_030305_43.JPG: Part of the crushed columns from the World Trade Center
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2003 photos: Equipment this year: I decided my Epson digital camera wasn't quite enough for what I wanted. Since I already had Compact Flash chips for it, I had to find another camera which used CF chips. That brought me to buy the Fujifilm S602 Zoom in March 2003. A great digital camera, I used it exclusively for an entire year.
Trips this year: Three-week trip this year out west, mostly in Utah.
Number of photos taken this year: 68,000.