The Fist is Still Raised

It Can’t Happen Here

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Title

It Can’t Happen Here

Subject

Fascism, WWII,

Description

A poster for Sinclair Lewis’s play “It can't happen here” shows three officers with raised fists, and a fist raised toward them, ostensibly the viewer’s. It was printed in 1937 as an advertisement for the Federal Theatre Project presentation of the play, which provides a commentary on the rise of fascism in Germany . The fist in this usage suggests militarism, fascism and dictatorial obeisance.

Source

Library of Congress, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b48781

Date

1937

Files

44_It can't happen here-1937-WPA.tif

Citation

“It Can’t Happen Here,” The Fist is Still Raised, accessed January 21, 2018, http://raisedfist.femmetech.org/items/show/27.