They Said It Couldn't Happen Here

Creator

Jilly Ballistic

Rights Holder

@jillyballistic

Title

They Said It Couldn't Happen Here

Coverage

New York City

Spatial Coverage

New York

Temporal Coverage

United States 2020

Date

2020-04-10

Format

wheatpasting

Extent

10

Subject

gas mask; PPE; political critique; wartime reference

Contributor

@jillyballistic

Source

Located at Nassau Ave; G train

Description

A retro image of a small child wearing a gas mask while reading a message written of to their left: "They said it couldn't happen here." The image of the child is a wheatpasted photograph; the text is written in black Sharpie. This piece alludes to flaws in both the political system and the federal government's response to COVID-19.

Relation

SN

Publisher

Dr. Mike Klein, students in the Spring 2020 honors seminar

Rights

@jillyballistic

Type

Still Image

Identifier

UAM-C19_0157

Files

UAM-C19_0157.png

Citation

Jilly Ballistic, “They Said It Couldn't Happen Here,” Urban Art Mapping: Covid-19 Street Art , accessed January 19, 2021, https://covid19streetart.omeka.net/items/show/158.