17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Time Capsule of Second Grade

When you have a young child in America from time to time you clean out their backpack. I thought this photo encompassed exactly what a second grade girl in America would collect - everything from an emoji coin purse, to a few stuffed animals clipped to her backpack, pencils, scraps of paper, tiny treasures of earth and stars. A little time capsule of a moment in her life she will never have again. And a moment I will treasure always.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: iPhone SE
Copyright: © Stella McTaggart