Architectural Lantern Slides of Persia (present-day Iran)

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Architectural Lantern Slides

Description

Lantern slides created in Persia, present-day Iran, during the late 19th or early 20th century. These lantern slides were intended for use in architectural pedagogy. Image subjects include palaces, decorative arts, and a mosque. Some images include people and fashions of the time.

Creator

G. Massiot & cie

Subject

Palaces

Architecture

Mosques

Gates

Spatial Coverage

Iran

Tehran

Persia

Eşfahān

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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Agha Muhammad (reigned 1779-1797) selected the citadel for his palace and administrative centre, and Fath ‛Ali Shah (reigned 1797-1834) completed the Gulistan (‘Rose Garden’) Palace. The only buildings that remain from this sprawling complex with luxuriant gardens set with pools and pavilions are the Takht-i Marmar, a columnar audience hall, and the ‛Imarat-i Badgir on the north and south sides. Between 1925 and 1945 a large portion of the buildings of the palace were destroyed on the…

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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    Public