A view of the Presidents house in the city of Washington after the conflagration of the 24th August 1814

Title

A view of the Presidents house in the city of Washington after the conflagration of the 24th August 1814

Description

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.

Creator

Strickland, William, 1787-1854, engraver
Munger, George, 1781-1825 , artist

Date

1814

Original Format

1 print : aquatint, hand-colored

Files

23757v.jpg

Citation

Strickland, William, 1787-1854, engraver and Munger, George, 1781-1825 , artist, “A view of the Presidents house in the city of Washington after the conflagration of the 24th August 1814,” Baltimore Heritage Digital Collections, accessed November 12, 2019, https://collection.baltimoreheritage.org/items/show/86.

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