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[Treaty of Ghent] Treaty of Peace and Amity Between the United States and Great Britain, 12/24/1814.

Item From: General Records of the United States Government. (03/04/1789-)

The War of 1812 was a long protracted conflict that actually lasted 3 years. This war proved to be extremely costly for the Americans, with the U.S. Capitol and White House being burned in August 24-25, 1814 (In retaliation for the burning of public buildings in Canada). It was at this point in the war, with both sides were exhausted, that overtures were made to end hostilities.

American delegates and British commissioners met in Belgium to sign the Treaty of Ghent on December 24, 1814. This gesture gave the U.S. more recognition as foreign power, and Great Britain agreed to relinquish its claims to the Northwest Territory. Additionally both sides pledged to renew efforts to end slavery, and the U.S. pledged to end hostilities with the Indians. Unfortunately, hostilities did not officially end until January 8, 1815, when Andrew Jackson led U.S. forces to victory in the Battle of New Orleans.

Source: http://research.archives.gov/description/5730368

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This beautiful old building and pier, called Brock’s Boathouse, live in Point Reyes, CA. They’re located very close to the old boat that has been photographed a million times, yet I’ve never seen any photos of this pier before. I’ve been meaning to give it a go for ages, and a while back actually stopped to take a closer look. I’m pretty happy with this first result, but will surely return to it over time.
You can see Elephant Mountain, which features often in Point Reyes photography, on the far right. The sun illuminated it for no more than a few minutes on this otherwise overcast day.
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thephotographerssociety:

verymanypixels:

This beautiful old building and pier, called Brock’s Boathouse, live in Point Reyes, CA. They’re located very close to the old boat that has been photographed a million times, yet I’ve never seen any photos of this pier before. I’ve been meaning to give it a go for ages, and a while back actually stopped to take a closer look. I’m pretty happy with this first result, but will surely return to it over time.

You can see Elephant Mountain, which features often in Point Reyes photography, on the far right. The sun illuminated it for no more than a few minutes on this otherwise overcast day.

Prints available over on 500px.

Thank you for your submission!
~ The Photographers Society