Wallet, Terry McCormick

Wallet, Terry McCormick

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Description
Description: This wallet complete with its contents was found in the debris pile of the World Trade Center.
Context: When terrorists crashed an airliner into the World Trade Center, many people evacuated quickly. In his haste to leave his 32nd-floor office in the north tower, Terrence McCormick, Branch Marketing Director for Kemper Insurance, left behind his suit jacket with his wallet. After a harrowing descent down the stairs and getting covered by dust from the collapse of the south tower, McCormick walked seven miles through Brooklyn to a point where he could catch a bus home. Some days later, the police discovered his wallet in the debris and returned it to Mr. McCormick.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Wallet, with contents
recovered
United States: New York, Manhattan, World Trade Center
Measurements
overall: 4.5 cm x 17 cm x 10 cm; 1 3/4 in x 6 11/16 in x 3 15/16 in
ID Number
2002.0058.01
accession number
2002.0058
Credit Line
Terrence C. McCormick
subject
September 11 Terrorist Attacks
Attack on the World Trade Center
September 11th Attacks
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, 9/11
September 11
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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