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Men Share Garage Sale Find: 'It's Right for Humanity'

Jason Scott discovered 2.4K unseen photos from Ground Zero in aftermath of 9/11 attacks
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2019 12:50 PM CDT
You never know what you might find at a garage sale.   (Getty Images/Serenethos)

(Newser) – Jason Scott has a new Flickr album, and what's contained therein is a jaw-dropping find he made at a garage sale: 2,400 never-before-seen photos of Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Based on the various perspectives taken from up high and on ground level, the BBC notes that the pictures found on a bunch of CDs at the unidentified garage sale may have been snapped by a construction worker who was helping in cleanup efforts. The CDs weren't in great condition, but Dr. Johnathan Burgess, a colleague of Scott's, commissioned a CD recovery service to help pull the images off.

DIYPhotography.com adds that the quality of the photos is "impressive," considering how hard it is to take low-light shots with compact cameras even today, let alone on one from nearly 20 years ago, when the technology wasn't as cutting edge. As for putting all of the photos up on Flickr, Burgess says sharing them is "about doing what's right for humanity." He urges people who are moved by viewing them to consider donating to worthy causes as a tribute. (Read more 9/11 attacks stories.)

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