A Guide to the Ground Zero Post-9/11 Photographs, 2001
In the early morning of September 11, 2001, terrorists affiliated with Al-Qaeda intentionally crashed two hijacked commercial jets into the two towers of the World Trade Center. Within two hours of the collision, both towers collapsed. Over 3,000 people were killed in both the collision and subsequent building collapse. In the days following the attacks, the World Trade Center site became known as “Ground Zero,” with many people leaving memorials to the victims of the attacks in the area surrounding the site.
The Ground Zero Post-9/11 Photographs consist of approximately 190 35mm color film negatives of the area around the World Trade Center after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York. The images show a candlelight vigil, memorials to victims, bystanders holding American flags, buildings surrounding the destroyed World Trade Center, and firemen. The images’ photographer is unknown.
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Ground Zero Post-9/11 Photographs, 2001, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Amy Bowman, April 2013.
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