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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.
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Object Name
Date made
Giuliani, Rudy
Auburn Sportswear Company
United States: New York, Manhattan, World Trade Center
overall: 31 cm x 47 cm x 2 cm; 12 3/16 in x 18 1/2 in x 13/16 in
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Gift of Senator John W. Warner
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
September 11
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National Museum of American History
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