April 6, 1958 – Soraya
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” Farrah Diba ordered eight portraits for the palace in Teheran. Two more for the main office of Iran air main office and national bank of Iran. And two other for embassies in Washington and New York-twelve in all, for a total fee of $190000…And Andy’s dream of perpetually multiplying portrait seemed to be coming true. “
iranian women from Malayer (near Hamedan in the northwest) engaged in target practice in the Malayer city limits in the late 1950s. The association between weapons and women is nothing new in Iran; Roman references for example note of Iranian women armed as regular troops in the armies of the Sassanians (224-651 AD). Western media and Eurocentrist academics have worked hard to block such images from appearing in mainstream Western culture.
The Persian Lioness: Iranian Women in History | Kaveh Farrokh
Iran in the 1970s