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  • Collection: Battling the Virus: Didactic Imagery

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Picture of a boy in a black shirt with a smiley face bandanna covering his face.

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Vibrant image of Selena wearing a face mask that reads "Homie: STAY HOME!"

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A man in full hazmat gear, including rubber suit and gas mask, holds up a beer with the title Cheers behind him. This painting is a humorous reference to the similarities between Corona beer and the coronavirus in terms of the name. This also…

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Mural Completed by the Group 'Imprint of Hope'
https://www.facebook.com/imprintofhope1/photos/3554372701276620

More about them here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-38768092

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On the left side of the panel, a caricature of a man with a mullet and backwards trucker's cap coughs, expelling large red viruses. There is a great deal of text in this panel, reading "COVID 19 "Tha Virus" Pandemic that infects the entire world ca't…

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Panel-by-panel demo on how to wash hands. The left image show a pair of hands under running water. The center image shows a purple pair of hands rubbing together with soap bubbles around them. The right image shows pink hand using a towel to dry off.

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A pair of praying hands that is lightly bounded with a string. This string is connected to a bar of soap and there are bubbles around the hands.

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"Artistic representation of a trend that pissed off a generation forced to look at itself." -Jilly Ballistic. The drawing of the cleaning product is titled "boomer remover." This represents a sanitizing of society through COVID-19.

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A note of celebration to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, reminding the public to wash their hands to the tune of Happy Birthday.

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A wheatpaste image of a young boy dressed in early 20th century clothing (possibly a reference to 1918 flu pandemic). He wears a face mask. Stenciled text reads "SPREAD NO VIRUS"

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A stencil with black paint depicting an fist of power, holding a soap pump. Accompanied by the bold text 'Don't be revolting, wash your hands'.

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A blue cat with five eyes and horns is joined by three ghosts. Text reads "Hey all U cool cats and kitten. Wash UR paws."

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An image of a young man wearing a face mask. Text reads "Corona is real."

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This image is one of a series of walls painted around the city of Dakar promoting various steps one can take to stay healthy. This panel depicts a woman wearing a colorful headwrap, caught in the middle of a sneeze or cough. Her eyes are closed, and…

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Vancouver's iconic skyline is rendered in silhouette. Various curves showing infection/death rates are in the sky above the building. A beacon with the Rod of Asclepius lights up the sky, summoning help. Wonder Woman leaps powerfully up a…

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A mixed media mural created in the city of Rochester by community activist and artist Shawn Dunwoody as part of "Protect your Circle," a campaign aimed at spreading information about COVID-19 to communities of color. The piece features bilingual PSA…

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A large (life-size) stencil of a man who is encumbered by a green virus, connected to his ankle as a ball-and-chain.

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A retro image of a girl wearing a dress with a Peter Pan collar. She wears a face mask and holds a sign reading "Do Your Part Stay Apart" with hearts.

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Graffiti of Batman holding a thermometer gun in Oaxaca City, Mexico. Text in black spray paint reads “quedate en casa”, which translates to “stay at home.”

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A young, male figure wearing a face mask. The artist is painting a rendition of the coronavirus on the man's chest. Text reads: “By fighting the epidemic, we protect the human being and preserve the earth”
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