This iconic picture of firefighters raising the stars and stripes in the rubble of Ground Zero was nearly excluded from the 9/11 Memorial Museum â€” because it was â€œrah-rahâ€ American, a new book says.
Michael Shulan, the museumâ€™s creative director, was among staffers who considered the Tom Franklin photograph too kitschy and â€œrah-rah America,â€ according to â€œBattle for Ground Zeroâ€ (St. Martinâ€™s Press) by Elizabeth Greenspan, out next month.
â€œI really believe that the way America will look best, the way we can really do best, is to not be Americans so vigilantly and so vehemently,â€ Shulan said.
Shulan had worked on a popular post-9/11 photography exhibit called â€œHere is New Yorkâ€ in Soho when he was hired by Alice Greenwald, director of the museum, for his â€œunique approach.â€
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