This is a collection of album cover art for the soundtracks of pre-revolutionary movies made in Iran in the late 1960s and 1970s. The collection includes designs for the soundtracks of art-house movies as well as commercial blockbusters.
The Tehran Opera Company was founded in 1967 by the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Art. The company was active until 1978. It officially ended its activities after the Iranian revolution. This booklet is the company’s program for 1974-1975 season.
Lady Cockroach is a short play for children published in 1929 in the city of Shiraz, Iran.
According to the cover, the author Mirza Jabbar Askarzadeh (often known as Jabbar Baghtcheban) was the head-teacher of a kindergarten in Shiraz. He later established the first Iranian kindergarten for the deaf, and was the inventor of Persian cued speech.
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.
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