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    Iran. Part II (1950–1955)


    1950: Reza Pahlavi Mohammed, (1919 - 1980), the Shah of Iran


    Reza Pahlavi Mohammed, (1919–1980), the Shah of Iran. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1950




    1950: Princess Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiari (1932 - 2001), the Empress of Iran and wife of Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. The marriage was dissolved in 1958


    Princess Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiari (1932–2001), the Empress of Iran and wife of Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. The marriage was dissolved in 1958. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). Circa 1950




    The Shah of Iran Mohamed Mahoud Pash and the Prince of Iran at table


    The Shah of Iran Mohamed Mahoud Pash and the Prince of Iran at table. (Photo by Riad Shehata/Getty Images). 1950




    1950: Two men perform the customary handwashing ceremony at a traditional Muslim wedding in the Mazanderan province of Iran


    Two men perform the customary handwashing ceremony at a traditional Muslim wedding in the Mazanderan province of Iran. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1950




    1950: A peasant woman roasts a joint of meat in the Muslim manner, in the Mazanderan province of northern Iran


    A peasant woman roasts a joint of meat in the Muslim manner, in the Mazanderan province of northern Iran. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1950




    1950: A woman taking off her shoes and leaving them with a pile of others at the entrance to the former Shah of Persias Mausoleum which is guarded by soldiers


    A woman taking off her shoes and leaving them with a pile of others at the entrance to the former Shah of Persias Mausoleum which is guarded by soldiers. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1950




    1950: Two actors from a production of Oscar Wildes play, Lady Windemeres Fan talk back-stage at the Theatre Saadi in Tehran


    Two actors from a production of Oscar Wildes play, [Lady Windemeres Fan] talk back-stage at the Theatre Saadi in Tehran. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1950




    1950: The exterior of Tehrans Theatre Saadi where a group of people study a billboard


    The exterior of Tehrans Theatre Saadi where a group of people study a billboard. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1950




    1950: Iranian peasants making rugs by kneading pieces of wool together after steaming them under pressure


    Iranian peasants making rugs by kneading pieces of wool together after steaming them under pressure. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1950




    1950: A young Iranian boy learning how to write on a blackboard


    A young Iranian boy learning how to write on a blackboard. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1950




    1950: The central square of Hamadan where veiled women gather together


    The central square of Hamadan where veiled women gather together. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1950




    1950: Princess Fatima of Persia and her bridegroom, American University graduate, Vincent Les Hillyer, at their Muslim wedding ceremony at the Persian Embassy in Paris. On the right is American film actress and dancer Rita Hayworth (1918 - 1987), Princess Aly Khan (born Margarita Carmen Cansino)


    Princess Fatima of Persia and her bridegroom, American University graduate, Vincent Les Hillyer, at their Muslim wedding ceremony at the Persian Embassy in Paris. On the right is American film actress and dancer Rita Hayworth (1918–1987), Princess Aly Khan (born Margarita Carmen Cansino). (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). May 1950




    1951: Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919 - 1980), the Shah of Iran, at his wedding flanked by his bride and mother




    1951: Muhammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran (1919 - 1980) with his second wife Princess Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiari after their wedding ceremony. His sisters who acted as bridesmaids are on the left. The marriage was dissolved in 1958


    Muhammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran with his second wife Princess Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiari after their wedding ceremony. His sisters who acted as bridesmaids are on the left. The marriage was dissolved in 1958. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). February 1951




    14th February 1951: The Shah of Iran arrives at his palace on the day of his wedding




    Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919 - 1980), the Shah of Iran, immediately before his wedding


    Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, immediately before his wedding. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). 14th February 1951




    1952: A deserter from the army being escorted by two members of the military police. Desertions are frequent in Iran where the population is not accustomed to organised militarism


    A deserter from the army being escorted by two members of the military police. Desertions are frequent in Iran where the population is not accustomed to organised militarism. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1952




    1952: A villager from the Mazanderan province in north Irannear the Russian border performing her Mohammedan dance during a wedding festival




    1952: Village girls dance at a wedding festival in the Mazanderan province of nothern Iran, near the Russian border


    Village girls dance at a wedding festival in the Mazanderan province of nothern Iran, near the Russian border. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1952




    1952: A Khan or feudal lord of a province lifts the veil from the face of a muslim bride in a village wedding ceremony. Her groom sits beside her with lit candles symbolising life


    A Khan or feudal lord of a province lifts the veil from the face of a muslim bride in a village wedding ceremony. Her groom sits beside her with lit candles symbolising life. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1952




    1952: A young mother and child from the Mazanderan province in northern Iran near the Caspian Sea and the Russian border


    A young mother and child from the Mazanderan province in northern Iran near the Caspian Sea and the Russian border. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1952




    1952: A street stall in Teheran selling bowls of steaming soup


    A street stall in Teheran selling bowls of steaming soup. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1952




    1952: Standing on a rooftop a muezzin is calling the faithful to prayer. Behind him rises a minaret


    Standing on a rooftop a muezzin is calling the faithful to prayer. Behind him rises a minaret. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1952




    1952: Shepherds from the north wear their traditional heavy woollen mantles as they stand ready to shear sheep with sycthe-like shears


    Shepherds from the north wear their traditional heavy woollen mantles as they stand ready to shear sheep with sycthe-like shears. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1952




    1952: A girl student at a vocational training school for seamstresses studies the theoretical aspects of her work. This is one of the first schools for girls founded by the government in Teheran


    A girl student at a vocational training school for seamstresses studies the theoretical aspects of her work. This is one of the first schools for girls founded by the government in Teheran. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1952




    1952: Third class rail travellers on the train through the Luristan region, Iran. A man on the left is reading a magazine with an anti-Soviet cartoon depicting red Russia about to sever Chinas head with its symbolic sickle as the world protests in vain


    Third class rail travellers on the train through the Luristan region, Iran. A man on the left is reading a magazine with an anti-Soviet cartoon depicting red Russia about to sever Chinas head with its symbolic sickle as the world protests in vain. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1952




    Official Iranian government newspapers lead with a cover denouncing the encroachment of Russias influence in Iran. In this newspaper a red-starred hand is shown reaching over the northern border mountains of Iran into the mosques of the nation


    Official Iranian government newspapers lead with a cover denouncing the encroachment of Russias influence in Iran. In this newspaper a red-starred hand is shown reaching over the northern border mountains of Iran into the mosques of the nation. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). 1952




    1953: Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, with his wife Soraya, Queen of Persia and daughter Princess Shahnaz at the airport at Tehran, bound for Switzerland. The Shah left Persia for an indefinite period during which a Regency Council governed the country


    Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, with his wife Soraya, Queen of Persia and daughter Princess Shahnaz at the airport at Tehran, bound for Switzerland. The Shah left Persia for an indefinite period during which a Regency Council governed the country. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). February 1953




    1954: Shielding themselves from the far-reaching heat of a burning oil well, two Iranian National Oil Company workers rush across the fields of the Iranian countryside


    Shielding themselves from the far-reaching heat of a burning oil well, two Iranian National Oil Company workers rush across the fields of the Iranian countryside. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1954




    1954: An Iranian oil worker in an arid landscape, an oil tank in the distance, sits enjoying the labourers staple diet of bread and tea


    An Iranian oil worker in an arid landscape, an oil tank in the distance, sits enjoying the labourers staple diet of bread and tea. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1954




    1954: The Shah of Iran and his wife Queen Soraya Esfandiari Bakhtiari with Sir Winston Churchill leaving No 10 Downing Street


    The Shah of Iran and his wife Queen Soraya Esfandiari Bakhtiari with Sir Winston Churchill leaving No 10 Downing Street. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1954




    1955: A man using a sharp spade to mix straw with clay-like mud to build building blocks for houses in Iran


    A man using a sharp spade to mix straw with clay-like mud to build building blocks for houses in Iran. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




    1955: An Iranian smokes a Persian hookah or water pipe on the pavement in Isafahan. The pipe is hired by a specialist merchant for single use


    An Iranian smokes a Persian hookah or water pipe on the pavement in Isafahan. The pipe is hired by a specialist merchant for single use. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




    1955: Oil drilling taking place in Iran


    Oil drilling taking place in Iran. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




    1955: An Iranian man finishing his cup of tea from the saucer


    An Iranian man finishing his cup of tea from the saucer. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




    1955: A woman reading from the Koran during her prayers which she makes five times a day


    A woman reading from the Koran during her prayers which she makes five times a day. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




    1955: A railway engineer resting for a cigarette at Zagheh in the Luristan mountains of West Central Persia


    A railway engineer resting for a cigarette at Zagheh in the Luristan mountains of West Central Persia. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




    1955: A Muslim man trims his beard at a self service barber shop at Aga Uhari, Iran


    A Muslim man trims his beard at a self service barber shop at Aga Uhari, Iran. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




    1955: Musicians herald the coming of bridal guests during a wedding ceremony in the Mananderen province near the Caspian Sea


    Musicians herald the coming of bridal guests during a wedding ceremony in the Mananderen province near the Caspian Sea. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




    1955: An Iranian soldier on sentry duty at his post near the Russian border at Babol-Sar, Iran


    An Iranian soldier on sentry duty at his post near the Russian border at Babol-Sar, Iran. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




    1955: Iranian women wait outside whilst the men meet in a teashop in Mashad, Iran


    Iranian women wait outside whilst the men meet in a teashop in Mashad, Iran. (Photo by Richard Harrington/Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




    1955: A well is dug in Yazd, Iran, using a wooden windlass and leather bag. Many of the methods and construction techniques used in Iran have not changed in a thousand years


    A well is dug in Yazd, Iran, using a wooden windlass and leather bag. Many of the methods and construction techniques used in Iran have not changed in a thousand years. (Photo by Richard Harrington/Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




    1955: A man smoking opium in a village in Iran


    A man smoking opium in a village in Iran. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




    1955: A Persian soldier guarding an oil production site belonging to the Iranian oil company at Abadan on the northern tip of the Persian Gulf


    A Persian soldier guarding an oil production site belonging to the Iranian oil company at Abadan on the northern tip of the Persian Gulf. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




    1955: The Melli bank which is the centre of foreign commerce in Teheran, Persia. The architecture is modern though the relief figures on the front are of ancient Persians


    The Melli bank which is the centre of foreign commerce in Teheran, Persia. The architecture is modern though the relief figures on the front are of ancient Persians. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955



    Iran. Part I (1880-1950)



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Iran. Part II (1950–1955)


1950: Reza Pahlavi Mohammed, (1919 - 1980), the Shah of Iran


Reza Pahlavi Mohammed, (1919–1980), the Shah of Iran. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1950




1950: Princess Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiari (1932 - 2001), the Empress of Iran and wife of Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. The marriage was dissolved in 1958


Princess Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiari (1932–2001), the Empress of Iran and wife of Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. The marriage was dissolved in 1958. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). Circa 1950




The Shah of Iran Mohamed Mahoud Pash and the Prince of Iran at table


The Shah of Iran Mohamed Mahoud Pash and the Prince of Iran at table. (Photo by Riad Shehata/Getty Images). 1950




1950: Two men perform the customary handwashing ceremony at a traditional Muslim wedding in the Mazanderan province of Iran


Two men perform the customary handwashing ceremony at a traditional Muslim wedding in the Mazanderan province of Iran. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1950




1950: A peasant woman roasts a joint of meat in the Muslim manner, in the Mazanderan province of northern Iran


A peasant woman roasts a joint of meat in the Muslim manner, in the Mazanderan province of northern Iran. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1950




1950: A woman taking off her shoes and leaving them with a pile of others at the entrance to the former Shah of Persias Mausoleum which is guarded by soldiers


A woman taking off her shoes and leaving them with a pile of others at the entrance to the former Shah of Persias Mausoleum which is guarded by soldiers. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1950




1950: Two actors from a production of Oscar Wildes play, Lady Windemeres Fan talk back-stage at the Theatre Saadi in Tehran


Two actors from a production of Oscar Wildes play, [Lady Windemeres Fan] talk back-stage at the Theatre Saadi in Tehran. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1950




1950: The exterior of Tehrans Theatre Saadi where a group of people study a billboard


The exterior of Tehrans Theatre Saadi where a group of people study a billboard. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1950




1950: Iranian peasants making rugs by kneading pieces of wool together after steaming them under pressure


Iranian peasants making rugs by kneading pieces of wool together after steaming them under pressure. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1950




1950: A young Iranian boy learning how to write on a blackboard


A young Iranian boy learning how to write on a blackboard. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1950




1950: The central square of Hamadan where veiled women gather together


The central square of Hamadan where veiled women gather together. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1950




1950: Princess Fatima of Persia and her bridegroom, American University graduate, Vincent Les Hillyer, at their Muslim wedding ceremony at the Persian Embassy in Paris. On the right is American film actress and dancer Rita Hayworth (1918 - 1987), Princess Aly Khan (born Margarita Carmen Cansino)


Princess Fatima of Persia and her bridegroom, American University graduate, Vincent Les Hillyer, at their Muslim wedding ceremony at the Persian Embassy in Paris. On the right is American film actress and dancer Rita Hayworth (1918–1987), Princess Aly Khan (born Margarita Carmen Cansino). (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). May 1950




1951: Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919 - 1980), the Shah of Iran, at his wedding flanked by his bride and mother




1951: Muhammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran (1919 - 1980) with his second wife Princess Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiari after their wedding ceremony. His sisters who acted as bridesmaids are on the left. The marriage was dissolved in 1958


Muhammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran with his second wife Princess Soraya Esfandiary Bakhtiari after their wedding ceremony. His sisters who acted as bridesmaids are on the left. The marriage was dissolved in 1958. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). February 1951




14th February 1951: The Shah of Iran arrives at his palace on the day of his wedding




Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919 - 1980), the Shah of Iran, immediately before his wedding


Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, immediately before his wedding. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). 14th February 1951




1952: A deserter from the army being escorted by two members of the military police. Desertions are frequent in Iran where the population is not accustomed to organised militarism


A deserter from the army being escorted by two members of the military police. Desertions are frequent in Iran where the population is not accustomed to organised militarism. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1952




1952: A villager from the Mazanderan province in north Irannear the Russian border performing her Mohammedan dance during a wedding festival




1952: Village girls dance at a wedding festival in the Mazanderan province of nothern Iran, near the Russian border


Village girls dance at a wedding festival in the Mazanderan province of nothern Iran, near the Russian border. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1952




1952: A Khan or feudal lord of a province lifts the veil from the face of a muslim bride in a village wedding ceremony. Her groom sits beside her with lit candles symbolising life


A Khan or feudal lord of a province lifts the veil from the face of a muslim bride in a village wedding ceremony. Her groom sits beside her with lit candles symbolising life. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1952




1952: A young mother and child from the Mazanderan province in northern Iran near the Caspian Sea and the Russian border


A young mother and child from the Mazanderan province in northern Iran near the Caspian Sea and the Russian border. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1952




1952: A street stall in Teheran selling bowls of steaming soup


A street stall in Teheran selling bowls of steaming soup. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1952




1952: Standing on a rooftop a muezzin is calling the faithful to prayer. Behind him rises a minaret


Standing on a rooftop a muezzin is calling the faithful to prayer. Behind him rises a minaret. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1952




1952: Shepherds from the north wear their traditional heavy woollen mantles as they stand ready to shear sheep with sycthe-like shears


Shepherds from the north wear their traditional heavy woollen mantles as they stand ready to shear sheep with sycthe-like shears. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1952




1952: A girl student at a vocational training school for seamstresses studies the theoretical aspects of her work. This is one of the first schools for girls founded by the government in Teheran


A girl student at a vocational training school for seamstresses studies the theoretical aspects of her work. This is one of the first schools for girls founded by the government in Teheran. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1952




1952: Third class rail travellers on the train through the Luristan region, Iran. A man on the left is reading a magazine with an anti-Soviet cartoon depicting red Russia about to sever Chinas head with its symbolic sickle as the world protests in vain


Third class rail travellers on the train through the Luristan region, Iran. A man on the left is reading a magazine with an anti-Soviet cartoon depicting red Russia about to sever Chinas head with its symbolic sickle as the world protests in vain. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1952




Official Iranian government newspapers lead with a cover denouncing the encroachment of Russias influence in Iran. In this newspaper a red-starred hand is shown reaching over the northern border mountains of Iran into the mosques of the nation


Official Iranian government newspapers lead with a cover denouncing the encroachment of Russias influence in Iran. In this newspaper a red-starred hand is shown reaching over the northern border mountains of Iran into the mosques of the nation. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). 1952




1953: Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, with his wife Soraya, Queen of Persia and daughter Princess Shahnaz at the airport at Tehran, bound for Switzerland. The Shah left Persia for an indefinite period during which a Regency Council governed the country


Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, with his wife Soraya, Queen of Persia and daughter Princess Shahnaz at the airport at Tehran, bound for Switzerland. The Shah left Persia for an indefinite period during which a Regency Council governed the country. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). February 1953




1954: Shielding themselves from the far-reaching heat of a burning oil well, two Iranian National Oil Company workers rush across the fields of the Iranian countryside


Shielding themselves from the far-reaching heat of a burning oil well, two Iranian National Oil Company workers rush across the fields of the Iranian countryside. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1954




1954: An Iranian oil worker in an arid landscape, an oil tank in the distance, sits enjoying the labourers staple diet of bread and tea


An Iranian oil worker in an arid landscape, an oil tank in the distance, sits enjoying the labourers staple diet of bread and tea. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1954




1954: The Shah of Iran and his wife Queen Soraya Esfandiari Bakhtiari with Sir Winston Churchill leaving No 10 Downing Street


The Shah of Iran and his wife Queen Soraya Esfandiari Bakhtiari with Sir Winston Churchill leaving No 10 Downing Street. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1954




1955: A man using a sharp spade to mix straw with clay-like mud to build building blocks for houses in Iran


A man using a sharp spade to mix straw with clay-like mud to build building blocks for houses in Iran. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




1955: An Iranian smokes a Persian hookah or water pipe on the pavement in Isafahan. The pipe is hired by a specialist merchant for single use


An Iranian smokes a Persian hookah or water pipe on the pavement in Isafahan. The pipe is hired by a specialist merchant for single use. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




1955: Oil drilling taking place in Iran


Oil drilling taking place in Iran. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




1955: An Iranian man finishing his cup of tea from the saucer


An Iranian man finishing his cup of tea from the saucer. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




1955: A woman reading from the Koran during her prayers which she makes five times a day


A woman reading from the Koran during her prayers which she makes five times a day. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




1955: A railway engineer resting for a cigarette at Zagheh in the Luristan mountains of West Central Persia


A railway engineer resting for a cigarette at Zagheh in the Luristan mountains of West Central Persia. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




1955: A Muslim man trims his beard at a self service barber shop at Aga Uhari, Iran


A Muslim man trims his beard at a self service barber shop at Aga Uhari, Iran. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




1955: Musicians herald the coming of bridal guests during a wedding ceremony in the Mananderen province near the Caspian Sea


Musicians herald the coming of bridal guests during a wedding ceremony in the Mananderen province near the Caspian Sea. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




1955: An Iranian soldier on sentry duty at his post near the Russian border at Babol-Sar, Iran


An Iranian soldier on sentry duty at his post near the Russian border at Babol-Sar, Iran. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




1955: Iranian women wait outside whilst the men meet in a teashop in Mashad, Iran


Iranian women wait outside whilst the men meet in a teashop in Mashad, Iran. (Photo by Richard Harrington/Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




1955: A well is dug in Yazd, Iran, using a wooden windlass and leather bag. Many of the methods and construction techniques used in Iran have not changed in a thousand years


A well is dug in Yazd, Iran, using a wooden windlass and leather bag. Many of the methods and construction techniques used in Iran have not changed in a thousand years. (Photo by Richard Harrington/Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




1955: A man smoking opium in a village in Iran


A man smoking opium in a village in Iran. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




1955: A Persian soldier guarding an oil production site belonging to the Iranian oil company at Abadan on the northern tip of the Persian Gulf


A Persian soldier guarding an oil production site belonging to the Iranian oil company at Abadan on the northern tip of the Persian Gulf. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955




1955: The Melli bank which is the centre of foreign commerce in Teheran, Persia. The architecture is modern though the relief figures on the front are of ancient Persians


The Melli bank which is the centre of foreign commerce in Teheran, Persia. The architecture is modern though the relief figures on the front are of ancient Persians. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955



Iran. Part I (1880-1950)



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