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Elegy in the Dust: September 11th and the Chelsea Jeans Memorial

August 26, 2006 - October 07, 2007

Chelsea Jeans, a retail store turned September 11th artifact and shrine, closed forever on October 26, 2002. Owner David Cohen entrusted the New-York Historical Society with preserving the Chelsea Jeans Memorial, as the 50 square feet of retail space became known to the thousands who filed past the glass-encased time capsule, as a place of pilgrimage for those visiting Ground Zero. A spontaneous memorial to all victims of the World Trade Center tragedy and a symbol of the still-unfolding aftermath of the terrorist attack, the Chelsea Jeans Memorial will serve as the focal point of this exhibition.

Elegy in the Dust: September 11th and the Chelsea Jeans Memorial, New-York Historical Society Installation, 2006

Creative: Tronvig Group