Armenian soldiers parading on a street in Kars, Armenia. They carry shouldered rifles with fixed bayonets. Local spectators watch from the roadside. The troops appear to be headed toward a large fortress seen on a hill in the background.
Officers, of the U.S. Military Mission to Turkey and Armenia, and Armenian officers,leaving the Governor's residence, after a dinner given to them by the Governor of Kars, Armenia. Several Armenian military musicians, standing near the steps, play instruments as the officers leave. A Mission vehicle drives away. Scene shifts to an Armenian cavalryman carrying their national tricolor flag. He is followed by a contingent of mounted cavalry acting as honor guard for the U.S. mission.
A typical street scene in the city of Yerevan, Capital of Armenia, photographed by member of the U.S. Military Mission to Turkey and Armenia, during their visit in 1919. Members of the Military Mission with their automobile on a city street. The Armenian Prime Minister with his second cabinet of the First Republic of Armenia, pose for the Mission photographer,in a garden, on October 1, 1919. Seated in front, left to right, are: Avetik Sahakyan (Sahakian) Minister of Agriculture, Prime Minister Alexander Khatisyan (Khatissian) and General Christophor Araratov, Minister of War. Standing, behind them are Nikol Aghbalian (Aghbanian)Minister of Education, A. Gulkandanian, Minister of Interior and Justice, and S. Araradian, Minister of Finance. Next,head of the U.S. Military Mission, Major General James G. Harbord, poses with the Prime Minister.
Armenian troops parade on the streets of Kars in Armenia during World War 1. Soldiers march with their bayonets raised high. Two soldiers on horseback salute a high ranking officer. Civilians watch as the troops pass by.
Scenes in and around Yerevan, Armenia, photographed during visit of the U.S. Military Mission to Turkey and Armenia, in 1919. Camera pans across imposing old forts that overlook the area. View shifts to position upon wall of a fort, where the camera pans across forest at the base of the fort and the city of Yerevan spread out below. Final sequence shows local Armenian people going about their ordinary activities. Some walk along a dirt road, next to masonry buildings. A man and woman sit in the shade of a stone wall, with a young child seen crouched between them.
American Army Major General James G. Harbord, Head of a U.S. Military Mission to Turkey and Armenia, is greeted by welcoming committee upon the arrival of his train at a railroad yard in Armenia. He is seen conversing with two Armenian Apostolic Priests. They present him a document, which he views and then rolls up. Many other persons are present to greet the Harbord and members of his mission. Several wear the fez. A few U.S. soldiers are seen looking out the windows of the train. An Armenian officer steps forward to present a document to General Harbord.