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British war horse poster wins online vote for World War I exhibit

This British poster from World War I was chosen in an online vote to be featured in a new exhibit “Posters as Munitions,” opening Feb. 21 at the National World War I Museum and memorial in Kansas City.
This British poster from World War I was chosen in an online vote to be featured in a new exhibit “Posters as Munitions,” opening Feb. 21 at the National World War I Museum and memorial in Kansas City. The National World War I Museum and Memorial

A poster featuring a British war horse was the runaway winner of an online vote to select the feature art for an upcoming exhibit at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City.

More than 1,800 votes were cast by people in more than 40 countries on six continents. The poster urging donations to the Great Britain Blue Cross Fund for Wounded Horses received 70 percent of the vote. A U.S. Navy recruiting poster placed a distant second with 16 percent of the vote.

An exhibit, “Posters as Munitions 1917,” opens Feb. 21 at the museum. It will showcase propaganda art from the museum’s collection on exhibit for the first time, from France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy and the United States.

Matt Campbell: 816-234-4902, @MattCampbellKC

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