Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Underwood & Underwood [Photograph of Theodore Roosevelt, Sergei Witte, Roman Romanovich Rosen, Jutaro Komura, and Kogoro Takahira]

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00861.01 Author/Creator: Underwood & Underwood Place Written: Oyster Bay, New York Type: Photograph signed Date: 5 August 1905 Pagination: 1 collodion : b&w ; 35.5 x 27.8 cm.

Summary of Content: One group portrait of President Theodore Roosevelt with foreign diplomats dated August 5, 1905. From left to right, photograph of Count Sergei Witte (Russian diplomat and Minister of Finance), Baron Roman Romanovich Rosen (Russian Ambassador to Japan), Theodore Roosevelt (United States President, 1901-1909), Marquis Jutaro Komura (Foreign Minister in Japan's Katsura Cabinet) and Baron Kogoro Takahira (Japanese Ambassador to the United States). The photograph is signed at the bottom by each of the five dignitaries, below their respective images.

Background Information: This photograph was taken aboard the USS Mayflower on August 5, 1905, as it was stationed in Oyster Bay, NY. There, Roosevelt formally introduced the Japanese and Russian delegates to one another, ...prior to their traveling to Portsmouth, NH to begin negotiations. These negotiations culminated in the September 5, 1905 Treaty of Portsmouth, which concluded the Russo-Japanese War.See More

People: Komura, Jutaro, 1855-1911
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Rosen, Roman Romanovich, baron, 1847-1921
Takahira, Kogoro, Baron, 1854-1926
Witte, Sergei Yulivich, graf, 1849-1915

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Global History and US Foreign PolicyGovernment and CivicsDiplomacyTreatyAsiaEuropePresidentPeaceProgressive EraJapanRussiaForeign Affairs

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources