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If you love the Mason jar (or, you know, loved, then sort of loved, then felt a little bit like they had jumped the shark) you might be fascinated by this tale of how they were invented, and then reborn in a post-recession age.

It's kind of like a fairy tale — for a jar.

Read more: Authenticity, Repurposed, in a Mason Jar from by Claire Martin for The New York Times