Jan Maciejewski Wallet


Description: This wallet belonged to Jan Maciejewski, a Polish immigrant who was a waiter at Windows on the World, located in the 107th floor of the North Tower.

Context: Jan hadn’t been scheduled to work the morning shift on September 11, 2001, but had agreed to fill in for a friend. According to newspaper reports, 99 percent of the people below the points of impact survived. Yet for those above the impact zones or trapped in elevators, there was no escape. Jan’s wallet was found in the debris; it contained $32 in burnt bills, 12 business cards, an address book and card holder.

Location: Currently not on view

Recovered: United States: New York, Manhattan, World Trade Center

Associated Subject: September 11 Terrorist AttacksRelated Event: September 11th AttacksAttack on the World Trade Center


See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, 9/11, September 11


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Credit Line: Gift of Mary Maciejewski

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2004.0269.01Accession Number: 2004.0269Catalog Number: 2004.0269.01

Object Name: Wallet

Measurements: overall: 9 cm x 12 cm x 3 cm; 3 9/16 in x 4 3/4 in x 1 3/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-9fab-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1287604

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