Lot 481: Shah of Persia, 1873 Carte-de-visite photograph

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Lot 481: Author: N/A; Title: 1873 Carte-de-visite of the Shah of Persia (Iran); Place Published: N/A; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: N/A; Description: Carte-de-visite photograph, with oval image and printed caption "The Shah of Persia". 2.5 x 4 inches (London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, London, [1873]) Ornate advertisement for the Company on verso.The photo of Naser al-Din, Shah of Persia from 1848 until his assassination in 1896, was taken in 1873 (possibly in Paris) on the monarch's first visit to Europe. He was the fifth monarch of the Qajar dynasty, which was to end with the Pahlavi coup d'etat of 1925. Condition: PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $100-150
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