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    Persian miniatures

    Persian calligraphy / Art

    A postcard depicting Mevlevi dervishes in the hands of artist Tasnim Baghdadi

    Game of Akhounds

    The Beautiful yet dominating Olympias. Angelina Jolie as Alexander's mother.

    Reza Shah and children, in the 1930's

    Shah's first child, Princess Shahnaz (R) accompanied by mother former Queen Fawzia who was King Farouk of Egypt's sister. Probably 1960's. Shahnaz was married to Ardeshir Zahedi Iran's Foreign Minister and former Ambassador to London and Washington.

    Farah visits Iranian villiage, late 1970's

    WWII/Shahnameh-themed Persian miniatures

    WWII/Shahnameh-themed Persian miniatures

    WWII/Shahnameh-themed Persian miniatures

    Mohammad Reza Shah playing tennis, Saturday Evening Post, April 14, 1962.

    The Pahlavis, Paris Match, September 1981.

    Iran Persia Medal Order of Pahlavi Grand Cross Sash Badge. Silver, gold and enamel with sash. Order of Pahlavi was Pahlavi era's highest decoration

    Googoosh people's choice for Miss Iran 1974.

    Mohammad Reza Shah (shown here with King Farouk of Egypt) reported ready to succeed his father Reza Shah in September 1939.

    Farah Diba shopping in Paris, 1960's.

    Farah Pahlavi with friends and supporters of royal family gathered in Paris at the Passy Cemetery in memory of the late Princess Leila (March 27th 1970-June 10th 2001) on the 6th anniversary of her demise

    1962 press photo: Empress Farah with Jackie Kennedy

    Point de Vue Magazine of 1965 compares Soraya and Grace Kelly.

    Point de Vue Magazine of 1965 compares Soraya and Grace Kelly mutual destinies: Reads : Soraya says "YES TO CINEMA" and "NO TO MARRIAGE" Inside reads: "The Star replaces the Princess"

    Soraya and fans in Germany 1955 and on State visit Germany.

    Soraya featured in Middle East magazine, June 2002.