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Smalley Family "Porchtrait" 2020

Title

Smalley Family "Porchtrait" 2020

Subject

COVID-19

Coronavirus infections

Families

People

Description

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.

Jen shared, "The Smalley family has still been busy during this time of quarantine. While preparing for baby number three coming in July, we have still been working at our jobs, homeschooling our first grader, and keeping up with our almost 3 year old. We have loved spending time in the beautiful weather planting flowers and veggies, swimming in the backyard, and playing various sports like football and basketball."

Creator

Miller, Emily

Publisher

Hesston Public Library, Hesston, Kansas

Date

2020-05-05

Contributor

Smalley, Michael

Smalley, Jennifer

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_2806.jpg

Porchtrait_2810.jpg

Porchtrait_2817.jpg

Coverage

Hesston (Kan.)

Kansas

2020s


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Citation
Miller, Emily, “Smalley Family "Porchtrait" 2020,” Hesston Public Library, accessed June 4, 2020, https://hesston.digitalsckls.info/item/1793.