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Days of Destruction: August 24-25, 1814 - Photo 1

Days of Destruction: August 24-25, 1814 - Photo 1

Artist
Tom Freeman
Date of Work
2004
Credit
Tom Freeman 2004, copyright White House Historical Association

Days of Destruction: August 24-25, 1814 - Photo 1

This painting by Tom Freeman for the White House Historical Association shows the burning north and west facades of the White House when it was set aflame by the British soldiers on August 24, 1814 during the War of 1812. British soldiers can be seen in the foreground. It was commissioned during George W. Bush's presidency, but depicts events that occurred during James Madison's.

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