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Collected Item: “Mask Storage Solution”

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Mask Storage Solution

What sort of object is this: text story, photograph, video, audio interview, screenshot, drawing, meme, etc.?

Photograph; Taken on my iPhone

Tell us a story; share your experience. Describe what the object or story you've uploaded says about the pandemic, and/or why what you've submitted is important to you.

I submitted this image because it is a solution to a problem I thought I would never have. When Covid-19 started, my partner and I immediately started wearing masks. We felt it was something we could control during an uncertain time. As the months went on, and our cloth mask collection grew, we needed a place to keep them without being in the way. We purchased some adhesive hooks and placed them near our front door. Every time we leave the house our routine is to check for phone, wallet, keys, and mask. We have adapted quite well to our masks and by purchasing options that display our personalities, it feels as if we are making the best out of a bad situation. This image is meaningful to me because it represents our new routine. Masks are now just part of our daily checklist before leaving for work or to run errands. I do not mind wearing a mask, but I sometimes look at our collection and wonder how long it might be until we can retire our collection of masks.

Use one-word hashtags (separated by commas) to describe your story. For example: Where did it originate? How does this object make you feel? How does this object relate to the pandemic?

#Suffolk, #FaceMasks, #Fashion, #Salem, #DailyRoutine, #NewNormal, #DigitalHistory

Who originally created this object? (If you created this object, such as photo, then put "self" here.)

Ashley Johnson

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