Pictures of people’s daily life in the 40s and 50s


The dynasty replaced the Qajar dynasty in the early 1920s, beginning on 14 January 1921 when 41-year-old soldier Reza Khan was promoted by British General Edmund Ironside to lead the British-run Persian Cossack Brigade. About a month later, under British direction, Reza Khan’s 3,000-4,000 strong detachment of the Cossack Brigade reached capital in what became known as the 1921 Persian coup d’├ętat.