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1. Framed Portrait of Unidentified Iranian Sitter

Guillaume Schonfeldt; daguerreotype, ca. 1850s Collection of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel

2. Double-Portrait carte de visite (left: Farrokh Khan Amin al-Dawla; right: unknown

Unknown photographer; photograph, ca. 1860 Collection of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel

3. Naser al-Din Shah Qajar’s Encampment in Aliabad-e-kuchak with Photograph Tent next to the Caspian Sea

Reza ʿAkkasbashi or Naser al-Din Shah Qajar; stereoscopic photograph, late 19th century Kimia Foundation

4. Portrait of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar During His Second Trip to Europe

Maximilien Farjans, Warsaw; hand-colored albumen print, 1878 Kimia Foundation

5. Carte de visite of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar

A. J. Melvish; albumen print, ca. 1880–90s Kimia Foundation

6. Naser al-Din Shah Qajar Sitting on the Lower Step of Takht-e Tavus, Golestan Palace, Tehran

Antoin Sevruguin; albumen print, ca. 1885–96 Jay Bisno Collection of Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Jay Bisno, 1985, FSA A.15 01

7. Seated Portrait of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar Wearing Formal Attire

Lagaffe-Fils Studio, Paris; Hand-colored albumen print, ca. 1885 Kimia Foundation

8. Naser al-Din Shah Qajar and Two of His Wives

Reza ʿAkkasbashi; albumen print, ca. 1865 Kimia Foundation

9. Naser al-Din Shah Qajar and the Young Gholam ʿAli Khan ʿAziz al-Soltan (Malijak) in the Summer Palace of Sahebqaraniyeh, north of Tehran

Unknown court photographer; albumen print, ca. 1880 Kimia Foundation

10. Mozaffar al-Din Mirza, Crown Prince, and Retinue

Unknown court photographer; albumen print, ca. 1870 Kimia Foundation

11. Mozaffar al-Din Shah Qajar, Court Minister Hakim al-Mamalek, and Arfaʿ al-Dawla under a Painted Portrait of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar in the Iranian Embassy, St. Petersburg

Unknown court photographer; albumen print, ca. 1900 Kimia Foundation

12. Photographs Being Presented to Mozaffar al-Din Mirza, Crown Prince

Possibly Mirza Ebrahim Khan Saniʿ Saltane; albumen print, ca. 1890 Kimia Foundation

13. Portrait of Mozaffar al-Din Shah Qajar

Walery (Stanislaw Julian Ignacy Count Ostoróg); albumen print, ca. 1900 Kimia Foundation

14. Mozaffar al-Din Shah Qajar with His Retinue and an Automobile

Unknown court photographer; gelatin print, ca. 1905 Kimia Foundation

15. Mozaffar al-Din Shah Qajar with Camera and Albums During His Second Trip to Europe

Mirza Ebrahim Khan Saniʿ al-Saltane or ʿAbdollah Mirza Qajar; albumen print, 1902 Kimia Foundation

16. An Older Mozaffar al-Din Shah Qajar, Seated on a Bed with His Retinue During His Second Trip to Europe

Possibly Mirza Ebrahim Khan Saniʿ al-Saltane; albumen print, 1902 Kimia Foundation

17. Portrait of Masʿud Mirza Zell al-Soltan in Formal Attire

Dimitri Ermakov; albumen print, ca. 1890 Kimia Foundation

18. Portrait of Masʿud Mirza Zell al-Soltan with His Staff

Unknown court photographer; gelatin print, 1904 Kimia Foundation

19. Masʿud Mirza Zell al-Soltan Posing with Hunted Game

Unknown court photographer; gelatin print, ca. 1880 Kimia Foundation

20. Staged Hunting Scene with a Son of Masʿud Mirza Zell al-Soltan

Unknown court photographer; gelatin print, ca. 1890 Kimia Foundation

21. Portrait of Anis al-Dawla and Retinue

Attr. Naser al-Din Shah Qajar or Reza ʿAkkasbashi; albumen print, ca. 1870 Kimia Foundation

22. Portrait of Court Women, one of whom may be Anis al-Dawla, one of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar’s wives

Portrait of Court Women, one of whom may be Anis al-Dawla, one of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar’s wives

23. One of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar’s Wives (center) and Retinue

Attr. ʿAbdollah Mirza Qajar; albumen print, ca. 1880s Kimia Foundation

24. (left to right) ʿEsmat al-Moluk and Fakhr al-Taj, with (seated) ʿEsmat al-Dawla

Dust Mohammad Khan Moʿayyer al-Mamalek; albumen print, ca. 1885–95 Kimia Foundation

25. ‘Esmat al-Dawla and Her Two Daughters, ‘Esmat al-Moluk and Fakhr al-Taj

Dust Mohammad Khan Moʿayyer al-Mamalek; albumen print, ca. 1900s Kimia Foundation

26. Self-Portrait (probably) of Reza ʿAkkasbashi

Probably Reza ʿAkkasbashi; albumen print, ca. 1870–75 Kimia Foundation

27. Mirror Hall, Golestan Palace, Tehran

Antoin Sevruguin; photograph, late 19th century Collection of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel

28. Military Patrol Related to the Tobacco Protest (1891–92)

Antoin Sevruguin; photograph, ca. 1892 Collection of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel

29. Men Carrying Rolled-Up Tents

Antoin Sevruguin or 'Abdollah Mirza Qajar; Photograph, late 19th century Collection of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel

30. Young Girl from the Shahsavan Tribe of Western Iran

Antoin Sevruguin; Photograph, ca. 1880s- 1928 Collection of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel

31. Women Weaving a Carpet

Antoin Sevruguin; Photograph, ca. 1880- 30 Collection of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel

32. Tobacco Plantation, Rasht

Antoin Sevruguin; Photograph, Late 19th century Collection of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel

33. Tar Player

Possibly Antoin Sevruguin; Photograph, Late 19th century Collection of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel

34. "Ruins of Persepolis," from Album fotografico della Persia

Album: Luigi Pesce; Albumen and salt paper prints, 1860 Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2012.R.18)

35. Colossal Winged Human-Headed Bulls of the "Gate of All Lands"

Antoin Sevruguin; Photograph, ca. 1902-05 Collection of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel

36. Northern Staircase of the Apadana with Reliefs of a Procession of Tribute Bearers, Persepolis

Antoin Sevruguin; Photograph, ca. 1902-05 Collection of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel

37. Sasanian Relief of Shapur I (r. 241- 272 ce) and His Triumph Over Emperor Valerian (r. 253-260 ce) with Antoin Sevruguin in the Foreground, Naqsh-e Rostam

Antoin Sevruguin; Photograph, ca. 1902-05 Collection of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel

38. Sasanian Relief of the Investiture of Narse (r. 293- 302 ce) by the Goddess Anahita, Naqsh-e-Rostam

Antoin Sevruguin; Photograph, ca. 1902-05 Collection of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel

39. Triumph of Shapur I (r. 241-272 ce) over Rome, Bishapur

Unknown photographer; Photograph, ca. 1880s- 1930s Collection of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel

40. (left to right) Large Grotto with Reliefs of Khusro II (r. 591- 628 ce), Small Grotto with Relief of Shapur II (r. 309-379 ce) and III (r. 383- 388 ce), Relief of Investiture of Ardashir II (r. 379-383 CE)

Antoin Sevruguin; Photograph, ca. 1880s-1930 Collection of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel

41. Main Grotto, Men Seated Below Horse and Rider (reign of Khusro II), Taq-e Bostan

Possibly Antoin Sevruguin; Photograph, Late 19th century or early 20th century Brooklyn Museum, Purchase gift of Leona Soudavar in memory of Ahmad Soudavar, 1997.3.151

42. Doorway, Palace of Darius I (r. 522-486 bce). Persepolis

H. W. von Busse; Photograph, 1933-34 Collection of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel

43. "Gate of All Lands," Persepolis

H.W. von Busse; Photograph, 1933-34 Collection of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel

44. Head of a Human-Headed Bull from a Double Protome Capital, Central Building, Persepolis

H. W. von Busse; Photograph, 1933-34 Collection of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel

45. Detail of a Relief of a Hand Holding a Flower Bud, Persepolis

H. W. von Busse; Photograph, 1933-34 Collection of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel