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Epp Family "Porchtrait" 2020

Title

Epp Family "Porchtrait" 2020

Subject

COVID-19

Coronavirus infections

Families

People

Description

Janell wrote, "Our household was a mixed bag of situations during the stay-at-home order. Our small business suffered significant business loss, while working at the child care center and the Villa continued but with many operational changes at the work place. Our students began schooling from home. Other family members lost work or could not find work due to COVID-19 business closures. No extra time to spend at our house, only lots of hard work. One of our son's wedding plans were greatly impacted, causing the rehearsal dinner to be canceled, and the wedding to be replanned and downsized."

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

2020-05-06

Contributor

Epp, Janell

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_2827.jpg

Porchtrait_2828.jpg

Porchtrait_2844.jpg

Coverage

Hesston (Kan.)

Kansas

2020s


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Citation
Miller, Emily, “Epp Family "Porchtrait" 2020,” Hesston Public Library, accessed December 5, 2020, https://hesston.digitalsckls.info/item/1796.