Description Cantor Fitzgerald business card for Joshua S. Vitale. The business card identifies Joshua S. Vitale as Trading Sales Assistant at Cantor Fitzgerald at One World Trade Center.
Historical Notes Joshua Vitale was born in Manhasset on Long Island. He lived in Great Neck with his fiancée, Ina, whom he had known since childhood and was to marry in July 2002. Joshua held New York Yankees season tickets and enjoyed skiing, golfing, and playing tennis. On September 11, Joshua was on the North Tower’s 104th floor at Cantor Fitzgerald, where he was a trading sales assistant. He was 28 years old.
Curator's Comment Business cards were ubiquitous survivors of the 9/11 attacks. Most of those in the Museum’s collection were found in recovered wallets and pocketbooks or retrieved from the paper debris that fell from the towers. Their variety is indicative of the multiplicity of companies and activities anchored at the World Trade Center.
Victims’ relatives and employees of businesses formerly located at the World Trade Center have also donated pristine business cards found at home or in jacket pockets after September 11, 2001. Such cards were often retained as souvenirs of the destroyed landmark or as evidence that placed loved ones at the World Trade Center. Business cards tied to passengers aboard the hijacked aircrafts were also found at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon crash site, and in the impact area of Flight 93 near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. HIDE