Illustration depicts the surrender of New Amsterdam (now New York) by Peter Stuyvesant (1602 – 1672) (center, one leg) to the English outside of the fort, September 8, 1664. The main illustration is surmounted by the flags of the Dutch West India Company (left) and England and by another illustration which shows the busy port city city as it appeared at the time. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)