From the Crazy Vault, Notable People & Places / 14.03.2012

Look at this photo from 1910. It's amazing. That's the Executive Office Building on the left and the West Wing on the right ... and an airplane landing between them. Claude Grahame-White is about to land his small Farman biplane on West Executive Avenue, right next to the West Wing to pay a quick visit to some top military brass. Not only is this amazing, it is exceedingly dangerous. I'm shocked that he didn't crash and kill himself.