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July 6, 2014

Rare Vintage Photographs of Tehran, Iran From Between the 1840s and 1860s

These shots are the first and rather rare photographic evidence of the Qajar world by two Italian photographers Louis Montalbone (1827–1877) and Luigi Pesce (1827–1864), whose works are still widely neglected despite representing a particular and significant episode the history of Italian photography.

Royal Palace

The Citadel

The Bazaar of Tehran

The Square of Zanjan

Portal of The Mosque

Eunuch

Soldiers

The Governor

Mosque

Sellers

The Prince

Imperial Throne

The Imperial Palace in Tehran






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