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Hartzler/Steinkirchner "Porchtrait" 2020

Title

Hartzler/Steinkirchner "Porchtrait" 2020

Subject

COVID-19

Coronavirus infections

Families

People

Description

Ruth and Judy have been regular pickleball players for a while, so when the public courts had to close to reduce the spread of the virus, they created the pickleball driveway. They play nearly every day, and sometimes neighborhood kids receive lessons - from a safe distance.

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 limited 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

Miller, Emily

Publisher

Hesston Public Library, Hesston, Kansas

Date

2020-05-05

Contributor

Hartzler, Ruth

Steinkirchner, Judy

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

Porchtrait_2736.jpg

Porchtrait_2716.jpg

Porchtrait_2695.jpg

Porchtrait_2693.jpg

Porchtrait_2667.jpg

Coverage

Hesston (Kan.)

Kansas

2020s


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Citation
Miller, Emily, “Hartzler/Steinkirchner "Porchtrait" 2020,” Hesston Public Library, accessed September 28, 2020, https://hesston.digitalsckls.info/item/1790.