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Miller family "Porchtrait" 2020

Title

Miller family "Porchtrait" 2020

Subject

COVID-19

Coronavirus infections

Families

People

Description

Emily shared, "This has certainly been a strange time. We feel grateful to be able to work and have school projects from home. We have tried to "lean in" to the slower pace of life and more time together. We have done a lot of yard work and home reno projects. But we miss our family and friends very much and can't wait to be with them in person again! We also miss traveling a lot. We took a 'come as you are' approach to our portrait, with the adults in our work-at-home-t-shirts, and the kid in his muddy bare feet."

In 2019-2020 a novel coronavirus mutated and spread around the world, causing a sometimes deadly disease in humans, commonly termed COVID-19. By early Spring 2020 it had arrived in Kansas, and Kansas Governor Laura Kelly closed school buildings March 17 for the remainder of the academic year, then issued a statewide "Stay Home order" to combat the spread of the disease. For about a month, Kansans were directed to stay at home unless performing a number of defined "essential activities." As custodians of Hesston history, the Hesston Public Library joined others in a project to document this unusual time, through informal portraits of families at home. Since part of the order named that outdoor activities with distance between households were still considered safe, many families posed on their front porches, and the mashup term "Porchtraits" was born.

Creator

Weaver, Pam

Publisher

Hesston Public Library, Hesston, Kansas

Date

2020-04-28

Contributor

Miller, Emily

Miller, Aaron

Rights

In Copyright In Copyright

All rights reserved. This image may not be used or reproduced in any form without the written permission of the publisher. For permission please contact the Hesston Public Library, hplnotifications@gmail.com.

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Photographs

Identifier

HPL Covid Porchtraits-1.jpg

HPL Covid Porchtraits-2.jpg

HPL Covid Porchtraits-3.jpg

HPL Covid Porchtraits-4.jpg

HPL Covid Porchtraits-5.jpg

HPL Covid Porchtraits-6.jpg

HPL Covid Porchtraits-7.jpg

HPL Covid Porchtraits-8.jpg

Coverage

Hesston (Kan.)

Kansas

2020s


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Citation
Weaver, Pam, “Miller family "Porchtrait" 2020,” Hesston Public Library, accessed September 25, 2020, https://hesston.digitalsckls.info/item/1768.