Description Claims Accounting and Preparation Services (CAPS) business card for David Gustaf Peter Tengelin. The business card identifies David Tengelin as an employee at CAPS Claims Accounting and Preparation Services at One World Trade Center.
Historical Notes Born in Göteburg, Sweden, David Tengelin came to the United States to attend college in Arizona. After graduating in 1999, he moved to New York City and settled in Manhattan. David enjoyed watching movies and plays in the city’s parks and playing soccer in a local league. On September 11, he was at work on the North Tower’s 100th floor at Marsh & McLennan, where he was an accountant. David was 25 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