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.
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.
The local populace and Armenian officials line a mountain road to greet members of the U.S. Military Mission to Turkey and Armenia, as they approach Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. Mayor of the city, Mkrtich Mousinyants (Mkrtich Mussinyants) poses with military officers and other officials, as they are filmed by the Mission's cameraman. U.S. Major General James G. Harbord, Head of the Military Mission, and his staff, are seen walking along the mountain road, past spectators. (Some spectators stand on ramparts of Imposing old forts in the background.) Mayor Mousinyants, followed by military officers, walks up to meet Harbord and mission members. He converses with General Harbord. The scene changes to Harbord and staff in their car, driving along the mountain road, with spectators looking down from above. Several mounted cavalrymen carrying the Armenian and American flags escort General Harbord's car as it drives into Yerevan.
The post-war American Military Mission to Turkey and Armenia arriving in the Armenian capital city of Yerevan. The Mission head, Major General James G. Harbord, and members of his staff, walk down a main street, into the city, accompanied by the Mayor of Yerevan, Mkrtich Mousinyants (Mkrtich Mussinyants) and other dignitaries. Armenian soldiers line the side of the roadway. Scene shifts to the Mayor, standing with General Harbord and staff, as they review a contingent of Armenian soldiers marching past in close order formation.
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.
Camera pans across an open area in front village buildings seen in the background, in Armenia. The film is being shot during visit of American Army Major General James G. Harbord, Head of a U.S. Military Mission to Turkey and Armenia. General Harbord and members of his staff, accompanied by two local civilians,walk across the area, after visiting an ancient Armenian stone church, seen in the background. They walk past two small children.