2,400 "new" unseen 9/11 photos found at estate sale, june 2019


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from the bbc:

Archivists who bought a stash of CDs at a house clearance sale found 2,400 photos of Ground Zero in New York taken following the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

They appear to have been taken by an as yet unidentified construction worker who helped to clear up the wreckage of the World Trade Center towers and surrounding area.

The CDs were in poor condition but the data was ultimately retrievable.

The archivists have uploaded the photos to Flickr.
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flickr-stream of the content:


wow! 2400 "new" photos...this will take some time to examine.


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Very interesting. You can download the entire set in five zip files here:
This is excellent!
This gives you the files with useful filenames, starting with the date in the form "MM-DD-YY", and the images have full EXIF data retaines, so you get date, time, technical data of the shot etc as originally recorded by the camera.

And yes, that's all consistent with a Canon Powershot G1, which was "Canon's flagship compact model" at the time, with a native max resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels (4:3 format) on a 1/1.8" CCD chip.

Mick West

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A good couple of photos of use of thermic lance.

Unfortunately the photos stop a few days before the infamous "angle cut", but there are lots of photos of the general area (North Tower core) that show the column still standing. Second from left here:

Nada Truther

Active Member
Here's one from folder 4, showing (I think) that same area, but still covered in 20 feet of debris.


It really gives you a glimpse into the huge undertaking they had to go through during the clean up.