RIP: C.R. Schroeder (1911 -2011)

Paul Schroeder
by Paul Schroeder

Today would have been my dad Charles Schroeder's 101st birthday, RIP, or as he would have preferred, "live in peace." He passed away peacefully last November. I happened to be in Isfahan at the time, which was a privilege that I had been looking forward to for many years, and hope to return to Iran soon. I want to say a special "thank you" here to Jahanshah Javid who made space for our photos and essays here at the Iranian, and to everyone who has been supportive through the years.

Links to his 450 Iranian photos (now available through the VIA visual information access database at Harvard) as well as past issues of Abadan Today and other documents are gathered at our Abadan in the 50s page, //

Thanks again to everyone, Paul S.


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Creator of Forever really touched my heart

by Siavash300 on

Dear Paul,

I am surprised and so pleased to see your name here on I.C.

    I was obssessed by one of your movies "forever mine". I watched the movie more than 10 times over the years. Coincidently,  I became acquinted with the mother of one of the actor in the movie by the name of Puala. She said she was the mother of that thug in the movie. I talked online to the son as well. I asked him about you back then. 

    I memorized all those poetic versus you put in the movie. In fact, once I used your sentimental lines in the love letter to my girl friend who used to live in Netherland. She didn't know I took it from your movie script. I wish you could tell me how you came up with such a lovely romantic sentenses.

   Now, by knowing that you have been in Iran, I think you might have come across Hafez or Khayaam poems or they might have been source of inspiration for that movie maniscript. It was really touchy.

Sorry for your father. R.I.P



Darius Kadivar

So sorry to hear this Paul ...

by Darius Kadivar on

I recall your wonderful photo essay.


Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family.


May your father RIP !



Esfand Aashena

I thought Paul had posted Abadan pictures not his father.

by Esfand Aashena on

If it was his father then in addition to Paul himself WE will also cherish his good memories. 

Everything is sacred

Jahanshah Javid

The American who immortalized Abadan

by Jahanshah Javid on

I'm very sorry to hear about your father's passing Paul. His photographs of Abadan will always and forever bring many happy memories to those who were born there. His simple act of archiving the lives of people and expats in that remote part of the world has left a deep impact. Thank you Paul for introducing your father to us. May he rest in peace.

Esfand Aashena

My condolences.

by Esfand Aashena on

100 years is a good round long life to live and I'm sure he was a good family man whom you loved and now missed. May you and your family cherish his good memories on this day. 

Everything is sacred