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911 - Library of Congress

September 11, 2001 attacksCreated by: PICRYLDated: 2001
World Trade Center, September 23, 2001.
On September 11, 2001, two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Often referred to as 9/11, the attacks resulted in extensive death and destruction, triggering major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defining the presidency of George W. Bush. Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters
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View of the World Trade Center under construction from Duane Street, Manhattan, 1970.  The homeless man in this image woke up as he was being photographed and asked Vergara to buy him a ham sandwich.

View of the World Trade Center under construction from Duane Street, M...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

Reconstruction at Ground Zero, site of the attack on the World Trade Center Twin Towers, New York, New York

Reconstruction at Ground Zero, site of the attack on the World Trade C...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

[Rescue worker reaching into a New York Police car covered with debris while New York City fire fighters spray water on smoldering ruins in background, following September 11th terrorist attack on World Trade Center, New York City]

[Rescue worker reaching into a New York Police car covered with debris...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Collection of unattributed photographs ...

Dream state, 10:05 a.m., 9/11/01 / D[...].

Dream state, 10:05 a.m., 9/11/01 / D[...].

People watching the World Trade Center burning from a distance, following the September 11th terrorist attack, New York City. Forms part of: Exit Art Gallery Reactions Collection: A Global Response to the 9/11 ... more

Interview with Howard Marotto, Naples, Italy, November 26, 2001 (part 2 of 2)

Interview with Howard Marotto, Naples, Italy, November 26, 2001 (part ...

Video Recording, Non-Music. Interviewee occupation: Captain, United States Marine Corps. Summary: Howard Marotto was in Jacksonville, Florida when the September 11 attacks occurred. He thought, at first, that t... more

Self portrait / K. Murphy.

Self portrait / K. Murphy.

Photograph showing pair of cupped hands. Forms part of: Exit Art Gallery Reactions Collection: A Global Response to the 9/11 Attacks. Title from item. Exhibited: Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions ... more

[Two fire fighters looking into car while another New York City fire fighter pulls water hose from fire truck amid smoke and debris following September 11th terrorist attack on World Trade Center, New York City]

[Two fire fighters looking into car while another New York City fire f...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Collection of unattributed photographs ...

9:21 a.m. Port Authority of NY and NJ orders all bridges and tunnels in the NYC area closed ...

9:21 a.m. Port Authority of NY and NJ orders all bridges and tunnels i...

Forms part of: Exit Art Gallery Reactions Collection: A Global Response to the 9/11 Attacks. Title from item.

[Tree cluttered with debris in front of a building obscured by smoke, following September 11th terrorist attack on World Trade Center, New York City]

[Tree cluttered with debris in front of a building obscured by smoke, ...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Collection of unattributed photographs ...

Interview with Donato Maffin, Naples, Italy, November 15, 2001

Interview with Donato Maffin, Naples, Italy, November 15, 2001

Interviewee occupation: Student. Video Recording, Non-Music. Summary: Donato Maffin was twelve years old at the time of the interview. He learned about the attacks from his mother. They listened to a radio broa... more

World Trade Center, September 23, 2001.

World Trade Center, September 23, 2001.

On accompaning NOAA exhibit identification sign: Aerial photograph of the World Trade Center, taken by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on September 23, 2001, from an altitude of 3,300 feet, show... more

Interview with Howard Marotto, Naples, Italy, November 26, 2001 (part 1 of 2)

Interview with Howard Marotto, Naples, Italy, November 26, 2001 (part ...

Video Recording, Non-Music. Interviewee occupation: Captain, United States Marine Corps. Summary: Howard Marotto was in Jacksonville, Florida when the September 11 attacks occurred. He thought, at first, that t... more

Stop hate / Steinweiss.

Stop hate / Steinweiss.

Images of the American flag and World Trade Center towers in the shape of a heart. Forms part of: Exit Art Gallery Reactions Collection: A Global Response to the 9/11 Attacks. Title from item. Exhibited: Witnes... more

Contribute a memory / Eric Lifton [i.e., Liftin].

Contribute a memory / Eric Lifton [i.e., Liftin].

Title from item. From the series: Time to consider: The Arts respond to 9-11. Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2002:062

American Flag 2

American Flag 2

Drawing submitted by Sequoyah Elementary School in Knoxville, Tennessee.

[Street map showing ground zero area of lower Manhattan in New York City, following the September 11th terrorist attack] / René Levy.

[Street map showing ground zero area of lower Manhattan in New York Ci...

Red words on overlays include: Lost, dreams, innocence, visions, souls, creativity, future, hope. Forms part of: Exit Art Gallery Reactions Collection: A Global Response to the 9/11 Attacks. Title devised by Li... more

[Memorial for the victims of the September 11th terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, New York City; with candles, flowers, mementos, and photo of the twin towers]

[Memorial for the victims of the September 11th terrorist attack on th...

Title devised by Library Staff. Published in: Lamentation 911 / text by E.L. Doctorow ... photographs by David Finn. Millwood Pub., 2002. Exhibited: "Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions" at the Libr... more

I Can Be Strong

I Can Be Strong

Drawing submitted by Sequoyah Elementary School in Knoxville, Tennessee.

God bless America and peace / St. Joseph's.

God bless America and peace / St. Joseph's.

Forms part of: Exit Art Gallery Reactions Collection: A Global Response to the 9/11 Attacks. Title from item.

[New York City fire fighters amid debris following September 11th terrorist attack on World Trade Center, New York City]

[New York City fire fighters amid debris following September 11th terr...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Collection of unattributed photographs...

My Country Tis of Thee

My Country Tis of Thee

Drawing submitted by Sequoyah Elementary School in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Safe - Suspect / by Linda Hesh.

Safe - Suspect / by Linda Hesh.

Two adjacent portraits of a man. "Safe" shows him with a goatee and "Suspect" shows him with a full beard and darker skin. Forms part of: Exit Art Gallery Reactions Collection: A Global Response to the 9/11 Att... more

After the screaming I ran to the roof with my camera and started shooting. I felt nothing. It was like watching a movie / Marc Yankus.

After the screaming I ran to the roof with my camera and started shoot...

Photograph shows burning World Trade Center buildings with church dome in foreground following September 11th terrorist attack in New York City. Title from item. Forms part of: the Exit Art Gallery Reactions Co... more

[Three New York City fire fighters spraying water on smoldering ruins following the September 11th terrorist attack on World Trade Center, New York City]

[Three New York City fire fighters spraying water on smoldering ruins ...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Collection of unattributed photographs ...

No No

No No

Drawing submitted by Sequoyah Elementary School in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Interview with Colleen Applebaugh, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001

Interview with Colleen Applebaugh, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001

Interviewee occupation: Student. Video Recording, Non-Music. Summary: After hearing about the September 11 terrorist attacks, Colleen Applebaugh was shocked and speechless. She talks about how her parents helpe... more

Interview with Frank Gonzales, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001

Interview with Frank Gonzales, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001

Interviewee occupation: Student. Video Recording, Non-Music. Summary: Frank Gonzales was shocked when he heard the initial reports of the attacks. He talks about a friend who died, future goals, and changes in America.

Interview with Tyler Hautau, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001 (part 1 of 2)

Interview with Tyler Hautau, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001 (part 1 ...

Interviewee occupation: Student. Video Recording, Non-Music. Summary: Tyler Hautau was at football practice when he learned about the attack on the Pentagon. He thought of Pearl Harbor and World War III. He was... more

[World Trade Center towers covered with flowers] / Jen Kim.

[World Trade Center towers covered with flowers] / Jen Kim.

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: the Exit Art Gallery Reactions Collection: A Global Response to the 9/11 Attacks. Exhibited: Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Cong... more

How my life has changed / Hilary North.

How my life has changed / Hilary North.

Forms part of: Exit Art Gallery Reactions Collection: A Global Response to the 9/11 Attacks. Title from item. Exhibited: Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress, 2002.

God Bless America

God Bless America

Drawing submitted by Sequoyah Elementary School in Knoxville, Tennessee.

[Rescue worker reaching into a New York Police car covered with debris while New York City fire fighters spray water on smoldering ruins in background, following September 11th terrorist attack on World Trade Center, New York City]

[Rescue worker reaching into a New York Police car covered with debris...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Collection of unattributed photographs ...

The World Trade Center attack was awful and my cousin's leg got broken from the people running on him / Erik Colbourne.

The World Trade Center attack was awful and my cousin's leg got broken...

Drawing shows World Trade Center towers, New York City, with text written around them and crying eyes in upper right corner. Forms part of: Exit Art Gallery Reactions Collection: A Global Response to the 9/11 A... more

Interview with Carolyn Mooney, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001

Interview with Carolyn Mooney, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001

Interviewee occupation: Student. Video Recording, Non-Music. Summary: Carolyn Mooney was stunned after learning about the attacks. She found it frustrating to be in Italy and not be able to do anything to help.... more

Interview with Karl Kish, Naples, Italy, November 26, 2001 (part 1 of 3)

Interview with Karl Kish, Naples, Italy, November 26, 2001 (part 1 of ...

Video Recording, Non-Music. Interviewee occupation: Chaplain, United States Navy. Summary: Karl Kish was at work when the attacks occurred. At first, he felt a mixture of shock and apathy. He talks about his fa... more

Interview with Mersadis Maffin, Naples, Italy, November 15, 2001

Interview with Mersadis Maffin, Naples, Italy, November 15, 2001

Interviewee occupation: Student. Video Recording, Non-Music. Summary: Mersadis Maffin talks about her feelings for the victims in the World Trade Center, her future, and how the terrorist attacks have strengthe... more

My name is Marc and my friend Joey worked on the 105th floor of No. 1 World Trade Center ... / Marc Whalen.

My name is Marc and my friend Joey worked on the 105th floor of No. 1 ...

Portrait of a boy next to stars and strips of the American flag, with text describing his reaction to the loss of his friend during the September 11th terrorist attack on New York City. Forms part of: Exit Art ... more

Patricia e Rose Olho por olho, dente por dente, e o mundo acabara cego e banquela.

Patricia e Rose Olho por olho, dente por dente, e o mundo acabara cego...

Title from item. Title translation from Portugese: An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, and the world will end up blind and toothless. Photographer is from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Forms part of: Exit Art Gallery ... more

[New York City fire fighters amid debris following September 11th terrorist attack on World Trade Center, New York City]

[New York City fire fighters amid debris following September 11th terr...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Collection of unattributed photographs ...

[Rescue worker checking inside the back of a van amid debris following September 11th terrorist attack on World Trade Center, New York City]

[Rescue worker checking inside the back of a van amid debris following...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Collection of unattributed photographs ...

Prayer for my block--Chambers Street / Carter Hodgkin.

Prayer for my block--Chambers Street / Carter Hodgkin.

A photograph of a New York City street superimposed with Arabic text. Decorative colored papers surround the image. Forms part of: Exit Art Gallery Reactions Collection: A Global Response to the 9/11 Attacks. "... more

Interview with Andreia Callahan, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001

Interview with Andreia Callahan, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001

Interviewee occupation: Student. Video Recording, Non-Music. Summary: Andreia Callighan was shocked at the sight of the World Trade Center under attack. She believes that the United States altered the situation... more

[Snapshot of New York City skyline with World Trade Center towers engulfed in smoke, following the September 11th terrorist attack]

[Snapshot of New York City skyline with World Trade Center towers engu...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Exit Art Gallery Reactions Collection: A Global Response to the 9/11 Attacks. Exhibited: Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress... more

[Fire fighter at base of burning building following September 11th terrorist attack on World Trade Center, New York City]

[Fire fighter at base of burning building following September 11th ter...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Collection of unattributed photographs ...

Interview with Allen Hamby, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001 (part 1 of 2)

Interview with Allen Hamby, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001 (part 1 o...

Interviewee occupation: Student. Video Recording, Non-Music. Summary: Allen Hamby was at cross-country practice when he learned of the attacks. He didn't believe that they happened until he heard an announcemen... more

Ré-action

Ré-action

Picture shows a large assembly of Muslims seen from behind; the word "Ré-action" is hand-written in red across the image. Forms part of: Exit Art Gallery Reactions Collection: A Global Response to the 9/11 Atta... more

Interview with Karl Kish, Naples, Italy, November 26, 2001 (part 2 of 3)

Interview with Karl Kish, Naples, Italy, November 26, 2001 (part 2 of ...

Video Recording, Non-Music. Interviewee occupation: Chaplain, United States Navy. Summary: Karl Kish discusses isolationism, globalization, his family, good and evil, returning to America, change, and patriotism.

Dear U.S.A., over the summer a tragic event changed my life ... / Courtney McClean, Lake Rejion [i.e. Region] Middle School, Bridgton, Maine.

Dear U.S.A., over the summer a tragic event changed my life ... / Cour...

Forms part of: Exit Art Gallery Reactions Collection: A Global Response to the 9/11 Attacks. Photocopy of handwritten letter from a middle school student. Title from item.

Interview with Anthony Brudios, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001

Interview with Anthony Brudios, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001

Interviewee occupation: Student. Video Recording, Non-Music. Summary: Anthony Brudios was born in Long Beach, California and spent much of his life overseas. Initially, he thought that the September 11 attacks ... more

Remote control, 2000 / Nebojsa Seric Shoba.

Remote control, 2000 / Nebojsa Seric Shoba.

Poster showing a remote control device capable of "life/death" decisions, suggesting that the power to manipulate one person's life is often in another person's hands. Created in response to the September 11th ... more

Interview with Mark Andrew Williams, Naples, Italy, November 10, 2001

Interview with Mark Andrew Williams, Naples, Italy, November 10, 2001

Video Recording, Non-Music. Interviewee occupation: Petty Officer 1st Class, United States Navy. Summary: Andrew Mark Williams speaks about family, career, and his initial reaction to the attacks. He thinks the... more

[Stylized American flag bleeding in response to the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States] / Ziva Kronzon.

[Stylized American flag bleeding in response to the September 11th ter...

Forms part of: Exit Art Gallery Reactions Collection: A Global Response to the 9/11 Attacks. Exhibited: Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress, 2002. Title devised by Library staff.

Interview with Allen Hamby, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001 (part 2 of 2)

Interview with Allen Hamby, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001 (part 2 o...

Interviewee occupation: Student. Video Recording, Non-Music. Summary: Allen Hamby discusses his parents, plans for enlisting in the Navy or studying computers, and his hopes to get to the bottom of what really ... more

American Flag 1

American Flag 1

Drawing submitted by Sequoyah Elementary School in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Breathe

Breathe

Photograph shows man wearing dust mask. Title from item. Exit Art exhibit no. 1862. Exit Art archive no. 508. Forms part of: Exit Art Gallery Reactions Collection: A Global Response to the 9/11 Attacks.

Ahhhh

Ahhhh

Drawing submitted by Sequoyah Elementary School in Knoxville, Tennessee.

[Fire fighters carrying water hose through rubble September 11th following terrorist attack on World Trade Center, New York City]

[Fire fighters carrying water hose through rubble September 11th follo...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Collection of unattributed photographs ...

[Rescue workers amid debris following September 11th terrorist attack on World Trade Center, New York City]

[Rescue workers amid debris following September 11th terrorist attack ...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Collection of unattributed photographs ...

Interview with Tyler Hautau, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001 (part 2 of 2)

Interview with Tyler Hautau, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001 (part 2 ...

Interviewee occupation: Student. Video Recording, Non-Music. Summary: Tyler Hautau talks about his future goals, returning to America, traveling, parental worries, changes in America, and Italy.

Infamy II
"SP.M.0911" / Angela de Rosette.

"SP.M.0911" / Angela de Rosette.

Forms part of: Exit Art Gallery Reactions Collection: A Global Response to the 9/11 Attacks. Title from item. Edition: 1/200 (scream).

Interview with Sarah Campbell, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001

Interview with Sarah Campbell, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001

Interviewee occupation: Student. Video Recording, Non-Music. Summary: Sarah Campbell had difficulty believing that the attacks occurred even after watching them on television. She's shocked that America has no ... more

[World Trade Center Twin Towers during the September 11th terrorist attack, New York City] / M. Miller.

[World Trade Center Twin Towers during the September 11th terrorist at...

Forms part of: Exit Art Gallery Reactions Collection: A Global Response to the 9/11 Attacks. Edition: 1/3000. Title devised by Library staff. Information on media provided by the artist, 9-11-2002. Exhibited: W... more

Our grief is not a cry for war / Jim Costanzo.

Our grief is not a cry for war / Jim Costanzo.

Photograph shows artists standing in formation on the street at Union Square or Times Square in New York City wearing dust masks and signs with the text: "Our grief is not a cry for war." Part of a performance ... more

[Fire fighter(?) covering his eyes in foreground with New York City fire fighter, fire trucks, and rescue vehicles on street with burning buildings in background, following September 11th terrorist attack on World Trade Center, New York City]

[Fire fighter(?) covering his eyes in foreground with New York City fi...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Collection of unattributed photographs ...

What was your first reaction? Vukovar 91, Mogadishu 93, Sarajevo 92 ... / / Maria Dujmović Kondres.

What was your first reaction? Vukovar 91, Mogadishu 93, Sarajevo 92 .....

Picture shows vignettes of ballet dancers performing, with text superimposed.

[Two New York City fire fighters spraying water on smoldering ruins following September 11th terrorist attack on World Trade Center, New York City]

[Two New York City fire fighters spraying water on smoldering ruins fo...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Collection of unattributed photographs ...

[Fire fighters amid smoking rubble following September 11th terrorist attack on World Trade Center, New York City]

[Fire fighters amid smoking rubble following September 11th terrorist ...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Collection of unattributed photographs ...

Can't stop watching tv / MB.

Can't stop watching tv / MB.

Forms part of: Exit Art Gallery Reactions Collection: A Global Response to the 9/11 Attacks. Exhibited: Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress, 2002. Title from item.

[New York City fire fighter pulling water hose from fire truck amid debris and burning buildings following September 11th terrorist attack on World Trade Center, New York City]

[New York City fire fighter pulling water hose from fire truck amid de...

Forms part of: Collection of unattributed photographs ... Title devised by Library staff.

[Fire fighting in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, New York City]

[Fire fighting in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attack...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Collection of unattributed photographs ...

Everyone was cool, everyone was chillin' ... / Ronnie Rogers, EHTP.

Everyone was cool, everyone was chillin' ... / Ronnie Rogers, EHTP.

Forms part of: Exit Art Gallery Reactions Collection: A Global Response to the 9/11 Attacks. Poem by a student in the Hip Hop Activism class at the East Harlem Tutorial Program. Title from item. Exhibited: Witn... more

Interview with Irene Palad, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001

Interview with Irene Palad, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001

Interviewee occupation: Student. Video Recording-Non-Music. Summary: Irene Palad was shocked that America was attacked by a Third World entity. She talks about security, changes in America, and her future plans.

New fears #5

New fears #5

Silhouette of an airplane. Forms part of: Exit Art Gallery Reactions Collection: A Global Response to the 9/11 Attacks. Exhibited: Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress, 200... more

[American flag amid rubble following September 11th terrorist attack on World Trade Center, New York City]

[American flag amid rubble following September 11th terrorist attack o...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Collection of unattributed photographs ...