Photographer's Note

This little corner has to do with the fact that Gerald Ford was assigned to the Public Works Committee when he was first elected to the Congress. President Truman had implored the committee to appropriate funds to renovate the dilapidated White House.

The small piece of burned wood in the display was removed from the White House during its renovation. It is a remnant of the fire set by British soldiers to the President's House in 1814.

These days, GB and the USA are on very friendly terms, but that is not how it has always been. The American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) was fought against the British. After America's independence from Britain, Northwest Indian War (1785-1793), War of 1812 (1812-1815), Aroostook War (18381839) and Pig War (1859) were all fought against the British. In the War of 1812, British troops burned Washington in August 1814, before American victories at Baltimore and Plattsburgh in September ended fighting in the north.

Exif Data:
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Software: Adobe Photoshop 23.3 (Macintosh)
Exposure Time: 1/50
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 800
Focal Length: 8284/1000 mm
Date Taken: 2022-05-01 13:22
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 757 kb
GPS: 42.96820612770607, -85.67735459109184

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