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Italy in the White House: Italian Aviators Near the White House in 1917

Italy in the White House: Italian Aviators Near the White House in 1917

Date of Work
October 1917
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Photo
Credit
Library of Congress

Italy in the White House: Italian Aviators Near the White House in 1917

During and after the First World War, aviation became a shared U.S. and Italian interest. Many Italian aviators visited the U.S. In September 1917, visiting Italian aviators strewed flowers across the White House lawn during their flight. Taking off from Virginia, the plane in the image above landed in Potomac Park near the White House after showcasing aerial feats.

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