Vintage Photo Album mostly of Iran
Item Number: 14310
Photo Album Middle East
Album of 232 photographs mounted on 24 leaves. Varied sizes, but most photographs approximately 3.5" x 2.5." Vintage Oblong folio album, leather tie bound and blindstamped with copper plate on cover. Some light wear and soiling to leaves, but images generally clean and crisp. A fascinating album of striking images that capture the architecture, the landscape, the people, and animals from three countries, mostly Iran during WWII. The images show scenes of daily life, villages, holy places, camels and wild animals, men and women, as well as views from the countryside, cities, and railways. It was likely assembled by a British Railway Transportation officer as the album includes some Iranian railway paperwork. Many of the images are captioned in English. An altogether fascinating look at life in Iran and the Middle East during a pivotal decade. In very good condition.