The leading British delegate Lord Gambier is shaking hands with the American leader John Quincy Adams. The British Undersecretary of State for War and the Colonies, Henry Goulburn, is carrying a red folder. IMAGE CREDIT NATIONAL ARCHIVES
THE TREATY OF GHENT (PEACE & AMITY)
Signed December 24th, 1814
The Peace Arch was created to commemorate the centennial (1814-1914) of the signing of the Treaty of Ghent which ended the war of 1812.