Clothing from New York City mayor

Clothing from New York City mayor

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On the morning of September 11, lame duck Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was watching the progress of the New York City primary election. Having lost popularity in a public split from his wife, and fighting prostate cancer, Giuliani was ready to step out of the limelight. Instead, the events of the day served to rocket him to the pinnacle of visibility. Arriving at the World Trade Center just after the second plane hit, Giuliani remained at the center of the crisis for the next sixteen hours. He held press briefings, visited hospitals, comforted families, and returned repeatedly to the attack scene. In the following weeks, wearing a succession of trademark caps, he inspired the city and the nation with messages of compassion, resolve, and resilience.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Jacket
Date made
1990s
user
Giuliani, Rudy
maker
Auburn Sportswear Company
associated
United States: New York, Manhattan, World Trade Center
Measurements
overall: 31 cm x 47 cm x 2 cm; 12 3/16 in x 18 1/2 in x 13/16 in
ID Number
2003.0258.02
accession number
2003.0258
catalog number
2003.0258.02
Credit Line
Gift of Senator John W. Warner
subject
September 11 Terrorist Attacks
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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