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Iran Collection

Background imageIran Collection: Code of Hammurabi

Code of Hammurabi. Babylonian art. Old Babylonian period. Relief on rock. Proc: IRAN. Susa

Background imageIran Collection: Derrick Floor of an oil rig, Iran

Derrick Floor of an oil rig, Iran
Derrick Floor of an oil drilling rig, Iran

Background imageIran Collection: Map / Asia / Persia 19C

Map / Asia / Persia 19C
Map of Persia (Iran)

Background imageIran Collection: Shah of Iran - Reza Shah Pevlavi

Shah of Iran - Reza Shah Pevlavi
Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, (1919 - 1980). Emperor of Iran from 16th September 1941, until his overthrow by the Iranian Revolution on 11th February 1979"

Background imageIran Collection: The Coronation of the Shah of Iran

The Coronation of the Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919-1980). On 26th October 1967, twenty-six years into his reign as Shah (" King" )

Background imageIran Collection: Portrait of Zoroaster (6th century BC)

Portrait of Zoroaster (6th century BC)
Zoroaster (6th century BC). Founder of the Zoroastrianism. Portrait at the Atashkadeh Fire Temple. Yazd. Iran

Background imageIran Collection: Boulevard Lalezar, Tehran, Iran

Boulevard Lalezar, Tehran, Iran Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIran Collection: View of Mohammerah from the Karun River

View of Mohammerah from the Karun River
View of Khorramshahr in Khuzestan Province in southwestern Iran from the Karun River. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIran Collection: Zoroastrian (Parsee) Beauty - Iran

Zoroastrian (Parsee) Beauty - Iran. Date: 1910

Background imageIran Collection: Map of Persia (Iran)

Map of Persia (Iran) - all place names in their Latin form. The ancient realms of Assyria, Babylonia Date: 1807

Background imageIran Collection: The Shah of Persia

The Shah of Persia, Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar (1853-1907). The card bears the Shahs signature!

Background imageIran Collection: Oil Well at Chillingar

Oil Well at Chillingar, Iran. One of Irans largest oil fields, Chilingar was named after George V. Chilingar, one of the best-known petroleum geologists in the world

Background imageIran Collection: Persian Musicians

Persian Musicians
A group of Persian musicians play on a variety of instruments. Below dancing girls perform to the music

Background imageIran Collection: Kurdish Gentlemen / Iran

Kurdish Gentlemen / Iran
Two Kurdish men in traditional costume

Background imageIran Collection: Iranian Postman

Iranian Postman
An Iranian postman in western uniform delivers mail to a shopkeeper in traditional costume. Date: circa 1900

Background imageIran Collection: Persian musicians

Persian musicians
Three seated Persian musicians, playing a hand drum, what looks like a daf and a kamanche. A tonbak, or goblet drum, lies discarded on the ground. Date: 1870s

Background imageIran Collection: Bandar-e Anzali, Iran

Bandar-e Anzali, Iran
Bandar-e Anzali (Bandar-e Pahlavi) - a harbour town on the Caspian Sea, in the Iranian province of Gilan, close to Rasht, Iran. Harbour scene. Date: circa 1910

Background imageIran Collection: BP employee opening the flow valves

BP employee opening the flow valves
A British Petroleum employee opens the flow valves of an oil plant in the Middle East (likely to have been in Iraq or Iran)

Background imageIran Collection: Embassy at Tehran

Embassy at Tehran
Reception of the Embassy, near Tehran : following preliminary negotiations depicted here, a British mission (and subsequently an embassy) was set up in Tehran

Background imageIran Collection: Iran Tehran

Iran Tehran
Interior court of the Shahs palace on the occasion of the engagement of his daughter with the Minister of War

Background imageIran Collection: The Landing Stage at Ahvaz, Iran - WWI Xmas card

The Landing Stage at Ahvaz, Iran - WWI Xmas card
A rather unusual Christmas Greetings postcard, featuring a World War One era soldier (serving on the Mesopotamian front) in patriotic pose before an inset view of the Landing Stage at Ahvaz - a city

Background imageIran Collection: Audience of Darius I. Persian art

Audience of Darius I. Persian art
DARIUS I the Great (550 BC-486BC). Persian Emperor (522-486 BC) of the Achaemenid dynasty. Representation of the king on his throne during hearing with officers Medes. Treasury Hall of the palace

Background imageIran Collection: Ali Qapu Palace, Isfahan, Iran

Ali Qapu Palace, Isfahan, Iran
Ali Qapu (Sublime Gate) Palace, Isfahan (Ispahan), Iran. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIran Collection: Tile mosaic depicting some fish. Roman art. Early

Tile mosaic depicting some fish. Roman art. Early Empire. Mosaic. IRAN. Susa. Archaeological Museum

Background imageIran Collection: Iran, Teheran -

Iran, Teheran - Nayrouz (The New Year Festival) - an event which was Coptic and originated in Egypt. Ignorant of the Egyptian language for the most part

Background imageIran Collection: Fawzia Shirin - Egyptian Princess

Fawzia Shirin - Egyptian Princess
Fawzia Shirin (1921 - ) - an Egyptian princess and Queen of Iran. Princess Fawzia of Egypt and Sudan married Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919-1980), the Crown Prince of Iran, in Cairo, on 16 March 1939

Background imageIran Collection: Two Persian women rocking a goatskin to churn milk

Two Persian women rocking a goatskin to churn milk. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageIran Collection: Bristow Helicopters Westland WS-55 series 1 Whirlwind G-APWO

Bristow Helicopters Westland WS-55 series 1 Whirlwind G-APWO (msn WA299), at Redhill. Later converted to Series 3 in 1966, sold in Iran as EP-HAG. Date: circa 1960

Background imageIran Collection: Iran / Tomb of Cyrus

Iran / Tomb of Cyrus
The tomb is situated south of Pasargad, placed on top of a six-stage platform, surrounded by staircases. The ceiling is covered with five huge limestone roof stones. Date: 1853

Background imageIran Collection: IRAN. Pasagarda. Tomb of Cyrus II the Great, founder

IRAN. Pasagarda. Tomb of Cyrus II the Great, founder of Persian Empire under the Achaemenid dynasty. Persian art. Achaemenid period. Architecture

Background imageIran Collection: A group of Persian musicians

A group of Persian musicians
A group of four Persian musicians playing their instruments. 1818

Background imageIran Collection: Armenian Gospel. The Adoration of the shepherds

Armenian Gospel. The Adoration of the shepherds. 12th-13th c. Romanesque art. Miniature Painting. IRAN. Esfahan. Armenian Museum

Background imageIran Collection: Tehran, Iran - Imperial Bank of Persia

Tehran, Iran - Imperial Bank of Persia Date: circa 1909

Background imageIran Collection: Naghsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan, Iran and Shah Mosque

Naghsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan, Iran and Shah Mosque
The Naghsh-e Jahan Square in Isfahan, Iran - one of the biggest city squares in the world and an outstanding example of Iranian and Islamic architecture. A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Background imageIran Collection: Iran - Royal Feast

Iran - Royal Feast
A group of Iranian men (in a variety of states of sobriety!) following a Festan Persan or Royal Persian Feast in Tehran, Iran

Background imageIran Collection: Hamadan, Iran

Hamadan, Iran
Distant view of Hamadan (formerly Ecbatana) and the ruins of the palace of Darius

Background imageIran Collection: Esfahan, 19th Century

Esfahan, 19th Century
The royal palace and meidan at Esfahan (formerly known as Ispahan)

Background imageIran Collection: Iran Tehran

Iran Tehran
The palace of the Shah of Persia : the south front

Background imageIran Collection: Iran / Esfahan 1846

Iran / Esfahan 1846
Esfahan, also known as Isfahan or Ispahan

Background imageIran Collection: Persian women using a large grindstone, Iran

Persian women using a large grindstone, Iran Date: circa 1900s

Background imageIran Collection: Entrance to the Main Bazaar, Kerman, Iran

Entrance to the Main Bazaar, Kerman, Iran. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageIran Collection: Lady tulip, Tulipa clusiana

Lady tulip, Tulipa clusiana. Silkscreen botanical illustration by Elsie Katherine Dykes from William R. Dykes Notes on Tulip Species, Herbert Jenkins Ltd. London, 1930

Background imageIran Collection: Persian Village, South Persia (Iran)

Persian Village, South Persia (Iran)
Scene in a Persian Village, South Persia (Iran). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIran Collection: A village Bazaar - Iran

A village Bazaar - Iran Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIran Collection: Laden Donkey owned by a Bakhtiari Tribesman

Laden Donkey owned by a Bakhtiari Tribesman, Iran - this lantern slide has the caption - A Bakhtiari Tribesmans Pantechnicon !

Background imageIran Collection: Boeing 707-3J9C 5-8313

Boeing 707-3J9C 5-8313
Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force - Boeing 707-3J9C 5-8313 (msn 21129 / 918) Date: circa 1990

Background imageIran Collection: Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 1 EP-AGC

Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer 1 EP-AGC (msn 515), at Prestwick before delivery to Iran. Date: 1958

Background imageIran Collection: Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran - Shahs Coronation

Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran - Shahs Coronation
Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran (1960-) at the Coronation of the Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919-1980). On 26th October 1967, twenty-six years into his reign as Shah (" King" )



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