From Flickr: “3b51941u” by Photograph Curator

April 10, 2015 Uncategorized

Print shows a view from northeast of the fire-damaged White House, a result of the War of 1812. On August 24, 1814, British general Robert Ross led his troops into Washington with strict orders to burn only public buildings. On August 25, a tornado blew through the city, bringing torrential rains that quelled both fires and British desire to pursue further action in Washington. Engraved by William Strickland. Courtesy of the Library of Congress: LC-USZC4-405

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