Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2011.1014.1
Dimensions: 31 in X 44 in X 2 ½ in
Dimensions (Metric): 78.74 cm X 111.76 cm X 5.08 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Cheryl Stewart
Polyurethane foam insulation board with painted lettering, applied interchangeable numerals, and associated hardware; with inscription: "x YEARS xxx DAYS SINCE 9-11-01 | WHERE IS OSAMA BIN LADEN?" Red-painted number cards are hung from hardware above the year and day countdown to indicate the years and number of days since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A paper note applied to the bottom edge of the board with black adhesive tape reads: "DEAD."
Brooklyn resident Cheryl Stewart placed a sign in her yard to count the days that bin Laden remained at large. By the morning of May 2, 2011, a passerby had taped a note to the sign to share the news.