Frank Johnston - C Flight Machine Cracked on Hangar B - 1918

This crashed Curtis JN-4 aircraft illustrates the danger of pilot training. Aircraft were flimsy and unreliable, but, without aircraft simulators, were the only tools available to learn how to fly.

watercolor and carbon pencil on art board, Height: 28.8 cm (11.3 in). Width: 34.4 cm (13.5 in).

Canadian War Museum / Musée canadien de la guerre, Ottawa

Frank Johnston (June 19, 1888 – July 19, 1949) was a Canadian artist associated with the Group of Seven.