Bank safe deposit box and contents burne in the attack on the World Trade Center

Object Number: 
2002.38a-c
Date: 
ca. 1970
Medium: 
Metal, charred paper
Description: 
Safe deposit box with burned paper inside and a set of keys (2) attached to a plastic keychain. Separate blueboard box containing charred paper (3).
Gallery Label: 
This box, which came from the the World Trade Center concourse-level branch of Chase Manhattan Bank, was found at Ground Zero in April-May of 2002. Allen Baird first rented the safety deposit box when he was a cotton trader at the Commodities Exchange during the 1980s. It contains financial documents, a savings bond given to him by his mother, and his first bank passbook, all of which were burned in the attack.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Allen J. Baird
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group