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Recalling the One Year Anniversary of 9/11 in New York City: An Exhibit
From 1997 to 2009, I was a New York City area event-specific paper ephemera and autograph collector, and one of my largest collections (without any signatures) was the result of a gathering effort which I initiated while the most significant event ever to take place in the history of New York City was unfolding - the terrorists attacks and ensuin horror at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. From that day on - and for fourteen months - wherever I went I collected everything I could find on paper which had anything to do with the aftermath of that world-changing day. Encompassing over 4000 pieces (fliers, cards, brochures, posters, lesser-known publications, etc.), it has been described by historians, archivists, curators, and others as a significant ephemeral documentation of the reaction here in New York City. I am very proud of what I have done.
The images I have chosen to share with you in this Hub are of fliers, cards, brochures, public announcements and more I collected in NYC for several days around the time of the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks - all of which had something to do with that important first commemorative date or of the pending U.S. invasion of Iraq.
I hope you enjoy it.
An exciting update: This 14 month collection is actually one of two 9/11 aftermath-related collections of mine, and in January 2010 was acquired by researchers, designers and the chief curator at the future 9/11 Museum (set to open on September 11, 2012), and where my name will be associated with it for perpituity. That morning I also started a second event-specific collecting effort and ended it seven years later. Watch for Hubs about it.
I hope you enjoyed looking at these pieces. I have many more.
I hope they also gave you an inkling of what went on in the New York City area around the time of the first anniversary of the attacks. The first anniversary was so significant to so many of us here.
Finally, if you liked what you have seen, do tell others... many others... about this Hub. I would appreciate it a lot. c39