Badge-covered Apron

Badge-covered Apron

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Description
Description: This apron is covered with uniform patches from grateful patrons of Nino's restaurant, a relief center for World Trade Center recovery workers.
Context: Many Americans looked for ways to help after the September 11 attacks. One New York City businessman, Antonio Nino Vendome, turned his family restaurant into a relief center. Staffed by volunteers and supported largely by donations, Nino’s served hundreds of thousands of free meals twenty-four hours a day to firefighters, police officers, Red Cross workers, and others at the World Trade Center site. For many, Nino’s became a refuge, a place to find companionship and support as well as a meal. Many of the workers left their organizational patches as tokens of thanks, which Nino attached to kitchen aprons and hung on the wall.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Apron
Date made
2001
maker
Nino Vendome
worn
United States: New York, Manhattan, World Trade Center
Measurements
overall: 86 cm x 117 cm x.5 cm; 33 7/8 in x 46 1/16 in x 3/16 in
ID Number
2002.0237.01
accession number
2002.0237
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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