pictory: Mossadegh The Gentleman (1950's)

pictory: Mossadegh The Gentleman (1950's)
by Darius Kadivar

Prime Minister Mossadegh kisses Iran's Queen Soraya's hand in greetings. (circa 1951-53)

Photo courtesy from Book:Soraya Queen of Persia by Krause Walter W, Illustrated by Photographs (1956)


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Date Corrected !

by Darius Kadivar on

Thank you for the feedback. Its the Book which date's from 1956 not the photo.



Farah Rusta

Dear Darius

by Farah Rusta on

First allow me to make a slight comment on the date of your very interesting picture. .As Mosaddeq was removed in 1953, the above picture should have neen taken between 1951-53. 

Also as it seems Mosaddeq was equally keen to kiss the mullah's hand as is seen in this picture:




Darius Jan...

by alborz on

...I just wanted to tell you that I very much appreciate your photo posts and consider them as an integral part of this site now.  These rare images are reminders of bygone days, but they also strangely continue to serve as a reference point for what has become of Iran.

Many thanks,