Format Film, Video
Dates 1905
Location New Hampshire
Language English
Subjects (Herbert Henry Davis)
(Sergeĭ I︠U︡LʹEvich)
Diplomatic History
Komura, Jutaro
New Hampshire
Peirce, Herbert H. D.
Rosen, Roman Romanovich
Russo Japanese War
Summit Meetings
Takahira, Kogoro
Vitte, S. I︠U
Scenes and incidents, Russo-Japanese peace conference, Portsmouth, N.H. /
Other Title
Scenes and incidents, Russo-Japanese peace conference, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Departure of envoys for Oyster Bay, L.I.
Departure of envoys for Oyster Bay, Long Island
Admiral Mead and staff receiving envoys, Portsmouth Navy Yard
Reception at court house
Envoys leaving Hotel Wentworth
scenes and incidents, russo-japanese peace conference, portsmouth, new hampshire.
departure of envoys for oyster bay, l.i.
departure of envoys for oyster bay, long island
admiral mead and staff receiving envoys, portsmouth navy yard
reception at court house
envoys leaving hotel wentworth
Created / Published
United States : Edison Mfg. Co., 1905.
Subject Headings
-  Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905--Peace--New Hampshire--Portsmouth
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 14Aug05; H64509.
-  Cameraman, Edwin S. Porter.
-  Appearing: Marquis Jutarō Komura, Baron Kogoro Takahira, Graf Sergeĭ I︠U︡lʹevich Witte, Baron Roman Romanovich Rosen, Herbert H.D. Pierce, Admiral William Mead.
-  Duration: 3:48 (part 1), 3:32 (part 2), 4:23 (part 3), 2:04 (part 4) at 16 fps.
-  Scenes from the 1905 peace conference between the Russian and Japanese Governments, mediated by the U.S. Government at the invitation of President Theodore Roosevelt. Scenes of the dignitaries and celebrities who are part of the conference include travel between Oyster Bay and New York and Portsmouth. The Japanese, then the Russian, delegations, including envoys Count Vitte, Baron Rosen, and Marquis Jutarō Komura depart, from the foot of 23rd Street, at the East River, the wharf of the New York Yacht Club for Oyster Bay, Long Island on August 5. The Japanese delegation boards two U.S. Navy launches. The Russian delegation is greeted by third assistant secretary of state Herbert H.D. Pierce. The last two men walking down the ramp are Witte (the tallest) and Rosen, and other members of the Russian delegation board another launch. The launches are taken to ships and then to Oyster Bay to confer with President Theodore Roosevelt.
-  On August 9, first the Russian and then the Japanese delegations are received by Rear Admiral William W. Mead, commanding officer of the Portsmouth Navy Yard, and staff at the Portsmouth Navy Yard. Baron Kogoro Takahira is the Japanese Ambasador to the United States. On August 8, a street procession follows the arrival of the envoys Portsmouth. The parade includes the New Hampshire National Guard, with the Russians in the first carriage, and the Japanese in the second. The officials arrive at Rockingham County Court House in Portsmouth. Members of the delegations depart from the Hotel Wentworth in Newcastle, N.H. by automobile for the first conference in the negotiations, with the Japanese in the first car, and the Russians in the second.
-  Photographed in Oyster Bay, New York, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, from August 5-9, 1905.
-  Titles added at time of restoration. DLC
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; American Film Institute catalog, film beginnings, 1893-1910, A.13747; Horwitz and Harrison, The George Kleine collection of early motion pictures in the Library of Congress.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 1962-12-27; viewing print and dupe neg pic; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 1905-08-14; paper pos; copyright deposit; titles added at time of restoration; film copied from paper by Niver: 12/27/1962. Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 3/27/1947; Kleine neg and arch pos; purchased from Kleine estate; LC nitrate destroyed; all titles and first two episodes lacking; last two episodes appear in reverse order; transferred to safety from LC nitrate: ca 1959.
1 film reel of 1 (342 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (342 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg pic.
1 roll (900 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FLA 5688 (viewing print)
FRA 2526 (dupe neg pic)
LC 2737 (paper pos)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
trmp 4141s1 4141s2 4141s3 4141s4
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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