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War of 1812: The Treaty of Ghent

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The Signing of the Treaty of Ghent...
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The Signing of the Treaty of Ghent, Christmas Eve, 1814, oil on canvas by Sir Amèdée Forestier, 1914

On December 24, 1814, after four months of negotiations in Ghent, Belgium, delegates from Great Britain (left) and the United States (right) signed a treaty to end the War of 1812.


Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sulgrave Institution of the U.S. and Great Britain