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In 1933, following a dispute with the British government and Anglo-Persian Oil Company, the Iranian government demanded cancellation of the D’Arcy concession. The termination of D’Arcy Concession was celebrated in the streets of Tehran with a government-sponsored carnival.

Within a few months the Iranian government renegotiated of terms with the British and signed a new agreement that extended the life of the D’Arcy concession by an additional 32 years.

Celebration of Termination of D'Arcy Concession in Tehran (1933)

Celebration of Termination of D'Arcy Concession in Tehran (1933)

Celebration of Termination of D'Arcy Concession in Tehran (1933)

Celebration of Termination of D'Arcy Concession in Tehran (1933)

Celebration of Termination of D'Arcy Concession in Tehran (1933)

Celebration of Termination of D'Arcy Concession in Tehran (1933)

Celebration of Termination of D'Arcy Concession in Tehran (1933)

Pictures from Dariush Tahami’s Collection

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