Iron worker's hard hat

Iron worker's hard hat

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Description: This hard hat was worn by an iron worker from Chicago, Illinois, who came to New York to help clear the debris of the World Trade Center.
Context: After the Twin Towers collapsed, construction workers from around the country came to New York to offer their skills in removing the tons of debris. Dennis Quinn traveled by car from Chicago with four fellow iron workers to join the rescue effort. Starting on September 17, he worked for six weeks (8 hours a day, seven days a week) untangling and removing the debris pile.
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Object Name
hard hat
Date made
Mine Safety Appliances Company
United States: New York, Manhattan, World Trade Center
overall: 6 in x 9 in x 11 in; 15.24 cm x 22.86 cm x 27.94 cm
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Gift of Dennis Quinn
September 11 Terrorist Attacks
September 11th Attacks
Attack on the World Trade Center
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, 9/11
National Treasures exhibit
September 11
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National Museum of American History
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