Early modernity

Photo essay: Qazvinis in the old days

by Qazvin Photographers Group

Old photos of Qazvin's cultural & educational people (teachers, students, scouts, ...). From 1930 and later.

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Shazde Asdola Mirza

Thanks dear Qazvinis: the photos are truely lovely!

by Shazde Asdola Mirza on

S.A.M (an official Khar Vazir)


Dear 666

by 667 (not verified) on

I believe these pictures have been taken after the industrial revolution.


Great window into our past! Wonderful photos!

by farrad02 on

One can see why things went the way they did in Iran!

The Pahlavis tried to dress people in the Western garbs before their culture had even begun to change and before they had succeeded in freeing the country from the claws of religion and social stigmas!

You can tell that most of the people in these pictures, not only kids but also adults, are uncomfortable in the Western costumes (because that's what they were, costumes!) 

The lesson is that you just can't force things like that. It takes time. The IRI is making the same mistakes in the other direction. And it will meet the same fate as Pahlavis' rush to modernity!





by Ashkboos (not verified) on

Fantastic pictures! There must be somewhere in Qazvin you could turn in a copy of these pictures to be kept as part of its history. I hope you look into it.

Thanks for sharing.


Nice pix ..

by 666 (not verified) on

Thanks for sharing ... wish there were some descriptions .. are these taken before the revolution?



by HS (not verified) on

Thank you for sharing ... beautiful pictures.


Early modernity

by iradjnahal (not verified) on

I looked very carefully each one of them ,God bless their soul, and thanks for sharing ,this is a good history


Early modernity

by Qazvini (not verified) on

Being a Qazvini, it fills me with pride to see my fellow hamsharie, and indeed some in pictures are my relatives and neighbors. Very well dressed and classy people. Also, the Razban grammar school, which I attend in 1340’s is there. What a way to start the day. Thanks for sharing

Darius Kadivar

Great Stuff !

by Darius Kadivar on

Very Eye Opening on a long gone era ...

Thanks for sharing !


seems like

by MRX1 on

people were dressed better back then.Men in suite, tie, clean , shaven short hair and women in nice dresses. makes you wonder how much we sank.......



by JD (not verified) on

Priceless, thanks for sharing.