Missing: Melissa Vincent

Missing: Melissa Vincent

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Missing: Melissa Vincent. This photograph shows Melissa’s father, resident of Hoboken, NJ, pleading for any information leading to the whereabouts of his daughter. Melissa worked for the Alliance Consulting Group on the 102nd floor of 1 World Trade Center. Melissa is one of 2,995 that died on September 11, one of 2,605 killed from the World Trade Center attack. The memorial will consist of two pools of waterfalls decorated with every victim’s name where each tower used to stand, and a museum sharing personal stories and displaying artifacts.
New York Daily News Photographer Susan Watts was on her way to photograph the New York Mayoral Primary Elections when she heard a plane had hit the World Trade Center. She was amongst those running away from the towers as they turned from pillars of steel to pillars of smoke, photographing the entire process. She narrowly escaped as the building collapsed, and eventually avoided physical harm. Watts is currently still working for New York Daily News.
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Object Name
print, digital
Object Type
photographic prints
Date made
Watts, Susan C.
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
digital (overall capture method)
overall: 14 in x 11 in; 35.56 cm x 27.94 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
September 11 Terrorist Attacks
September 11th Attacks
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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