Monday, December 22, 2008

Tribute Tissues

A new addition, this box of tissues is made by Laurel. The box features the Twin Towers framed by an American flag. The box features a number of patriotic messages, and also mentions a donation to the relief effort. This object is one of the best examples of a household item demonstrating the impact of September 11th. It is an interesting message this box of tissues imparts. A box of tissues is connected to sorrow and mourning, which is exactly what 9/11 invokes. Overall, one of the most unique tributes I've seen, and a supporting example that no event has had a greater impact on material culture than September 11th.

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