1942 approximate - 1943 approximate
Animals in War was referred to as an experimental exhibition and included dioramas and paintings (1, p. 12; 2). Museum documentation does not provide the exact location of the exhibition within the Museum's subway level. The Museum's 1942 Annual Reports, referring to "Animals in War" as an example, states the Department of Preparation was developing "simpler and more economical methods of presentation" in order to function under war-time restrictions (1, p. 12).
*The exhibition included images (2):
*Carrier Pigeons – Aid to Man
*Elephants – Aid to Man: Living Dreadnoughts 200 B.C.
*Horse – Aid to Man: Cavalry used in battle, Cortez invading Mexico
*Mules – Aid to Man
*Greek Dogs – Aid to Man
*Reindeer – Aid to Man
*Dog of Mercy
*Camels – Ship of the Desert
*Various images of animals shown in their natural state to equate their natural attributes to war-like functions
This is a condensed summary of the exhibition. For additional information, see Sources and/or Related Resources.
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