The Russians Are Coming
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Witte and Rosen in Portsmouth / Strawbery Banke ArchiveStrawbery Banke Presents

100 years ago this week the Treaty of Portsmouth was in a crisis. Negotiations were going badly and hopes fading for a solution to the Russo-Japanese War. Sergei Witte and Baron Rosen of Russian were photographed during a visit to a Portsmouth cathedral in search of spiritaul guidance. The treaty, miraculously, turned around and peace followed as the whole world watched. A century later Portsmouth, NH hosted a grand summer-long celebration of peace.



HISTORIC PHOTOS of the Greater Portsmouth Area appear here weekly

Russian delegates in POrtsmouth, NH in 1905

SEE" The Treaty Centennial Parade

Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
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OUTSIDE LINK: Portsmouth Peace Treaty web site