We asked the public to choose one WWI poster to be featured in the upcoming exhibition Posters as Munitions, 1917 by voting for their favorite. Voting ran Tuesday, Jan. 17 through 11:59 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Jan. 31. With 70% of the over 1,800 votes cast, the winner is:
The National World War I Museum and Memorial holds the most comprehensive collection of Great War objects and documents in the world with the collection serving as the basis for many special exhibitions at the Museum. In an exciting twist, the Museum is offering the opportunity for everyone to choose one WWI poster to be featured in the upcoming exhibition Posters as Munitions, 1917 by voting for their favorite.
Voting begins Tuesday, Jan. 17 and runs through 11:59 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Jan. 31. One vote permitted per valid email address. The winning poster will be announced upon the completion of the contest and will be featured in the Posters as Munitions, 1917 special exhibition.
Soon after the outset of World War I, the poster, previously the successful medium of commercial advertising was recognized as a means of spreading national propaganda with unlimited possibilities. Its value as an educational or stimulating influence was more and more appreciated. The poster could impress an idea quickly, vividly and lastingly. Posters as Munitions, 1917 showcases the depth and breadth of the collection through a series of works on exhibition for the first time at the Museum. Posters from France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the United States and more are featured, providing a sense of the global nature of this form of communication. Visit the Posters as Munitions, 1917 website.