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Commemorative t-shirt

Object Number: 
2002.23.1
Date: 
2001
Medium: 
cotton
Description: 
Adult extra-large, T-shirt with an image of the American flag behind the Twin Towers. Text in green letters: "World Trade Center", "You can destroy it, But you can't destroy the freedom and spirit of people in America. We will stay together, get even stronger. ". In red and yellow letters: "May God Bless New York." , "May God Bless America."
Gallery Label: 
The donor of this shirt was born on 9/11/29, and has spent most of her life in New York City. After 9/11/01, she visited various spaces around New York City such as Times Square, Union Square, and Ground Zero in an effort to take note of the historic nature of the terrorist attack. In addtion to purchacing this T-shirt from a street vendor, she also documented poems which were posted in some cases, anonymously, around the city in the wake of 9/11/01.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Slobatsky
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group