A few pages from the Service and Maintenance Manual of Paykan (Persian: Arrow), which was an automobile produced by the Iranian company Iran Khodro (formerly called “Iran National”). The car was very popular in Iran from the late 1960s to the late 1990s. It is often referred as the Iranian chariot.
Mirza Mohammad Seifi Qazwini, also known as Emadolkottab (1861-1936), was a master calligrapher of Nasta’liq in the late Qajar period. Because of his membership in a terrorist group “Komiteye Mojazat – punishment committee” and writing the group’s unsigned leaflets, he was arrested and spent five years of his life in prison.
Nushi Khanum, daughter of Khanum Khanumha and Mirza Husayn Shaykh al-Islam, writes to her paternal aunt, Shawkat Khanum Ashraf al-Saltanah, daughter of Zahra Khanum and Mirza Abu Turab. Sent from Qavzin to Tehran. Early 20th century.
Sale document of an Abyssinian male eunuch slave, Haji Bashir Khan, between Malik Mansur Mirza Shoaosaltaneh and Faraj Allah Khan Ata o-Dowleh, the head of artillery in Fars. Issued in 25 August 1901. Slavery was formally abolished in Iran in 1929.
“A pocket guide to Iran” was a booklet published by U.S. War Department in 1943. It aimed to inform the U.S. military, who were present in Iran at the time, about the basics of the Iranian culture, history, and geography.
Behzad Golpayegani (1938-1985) was a graphic designer who worked in 1970s for various journals, such as Peyk and Talaash. He also designed many book covers for the Franklin company, a publisher of pocket-sized paperbacks. The use of typography and kraft board distinguished him from other Iranian designers.
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