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  • Collection: Battling the Virus: Didactic Imagery

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

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A large and colorful mural reading "Seu futuro está nas mãos" (translated as "your future is in your hands") with images of a young figure with respirator mask and a female doctor of Asian descent doing research using a microscope. Images of the…

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

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This appears to have started as a street art piece depicting a medical professional aiming a vaccine syringe at the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. It was subsequently subject to graffiti, some of which has been buffed out. The word "SURVIVAL" is…

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Graffiti warns about COVID-19 in the Mathare slums of Nairobi, Kenya in May 2020.

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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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On a black wall, a woman with an artistically distorted face raises a fist in the air next to spray painted text which reads "PUT A MASK ON FUCKERS." Her other hand is holding a frying pan, as a threat. The woman appears to be older and is wearing 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 panel showing a woman in profile wearing a surgical face mask. She is accompanied by text reading "Porter un Masque" ("Wear a Mask")

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On a plywood background is a wheatpasted image of a skeleton dressed in a 1950's style blue polka dot kitchen apron. The skeleton is holding a platter of food with a turkey that is actually a coronavirus, surrounded by vegetables. Above the skeleton…

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Image of a medical paper face mask burning at one end, against a black background.

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A figure seated in meditation, wearing a face mask and protective gloves. Text reads "Let's be careful!"

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A yellow cartoon boy wearing a black and white striped shirt and a face mask attacks the coronavirus by with a hypodermic needle/ray gun. Text (in red) reads Kill Th' Mo' Fo' Covid 19!

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A stencil posted on a utility box reading. "JOGGERS /Protect your fellow humans/ wear a fuckin' mask"

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A wheatpaste image of a person in a green, full body, personal protective suit, including gloves, boots, and helmet. The face inside the helmet is an artistically distorted face. Next to the image is spray painted text which reads "Hug Life."

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This image shows the phrase "FUCK CORONA" spray-painted on the side of a building that appears to be in an empty lot.

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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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An image of a young boy holding a belt; text reads "Fica em casa" (translated as "Stay at home"). The boy wears pants and no shirt or belt.

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This is a powerful image of a priest kneeling and confessing to a masked healthcare worker. This image bears the hashtag #fearandsalvation
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