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I Survived Terror at the Towers

I Survived Terror at the Towers
Title
I Survived Terror at the Towers
Date 
1993
Medium 
Cotton, polyester
Dimensions 
Overall: 30 x 32 in. ( 76.2 x 81.3 cm )
Description 
Gray cotton and polyester t-shirt printed in black with image of the World Trade Center and "I SURVIVED TERROR AT THE TOWERS".
Credit Line 
Gift of Allen Baird
Object Number 
2003.40.1
Gallery Label 
This t-shirt was purchased one or two days after the first bombing of the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993 by Allen Baird, a trader on the Cotton Exchange located in the twin towers. He was evacuated from the building when the bomb, located in the underground parking garage, exploded and smoke began entering the exchange rooms.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group