History

japan in 100 years ago

These rare shots of vintage Japan during 1908 are thanks to the acute artistic eye of Arnold Genthe. The German-born American scholar honed his photographic talent on the streets, spending his off-time roaming through his city with a partially hidden camera in attempts of recording memorable moments.

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Fatemeh Pahlavi’s marriage to a young American

Fatimeh Pahlavi (30 October 1928 – 2 June 1987) was Reza Shah Pahlavi’s tenth child and half-sister of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. She was a member of the Pahlavi dynasty.

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Old pictures of Vladimir Putin

When Vladimir Putin was appointed prime minister of Russia, very little was known about his background. This former Soviet intelligence agent entered politics in the early 1990s and rose rapidly. By August of 1999, ailing President Boris Yeltsin

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United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine

The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine was a proposal by the United Nations, which recommended a partition of Mandatory Palestine at the end of the British Mandate. On 29 November 1947, the UN General Assembly adopted the Plan as Resolution 181(II).

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Photos of 1962 Buin Zahra earthquake

The 1962 Buin Zahra earthquake occurred on September 1 in the area of Buin Zahra, Qazvin Province, homeland. The shock had a Richter magnitude of 7.1 and resulted in 12,225 fatalities. Qazvin Province lies in an area of homeland that experiences large earthquakes. The 1962 event originated on one of many faults in the area, called the Ipak Fault.

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Photos of Capital in 1357

The persian Revolution also known as the Islamic Revolution or the 1979 Revolution refers to events involving the overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, who was supported by the United States, and eventual replacement of 2500 years of persian monarchy with an Islamic Republic regime under the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution, …

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Photos of before and after Mersad Operation

Operation Mersad was the last major military operation of the homeland–Iraq War, ending in a decisive victory for homeland. The operation involved a successful counterattack against a July 1988 military incursion from Iraq, by a military force of about 7,000 members of the Mujahadeen-e-Khalq (MEK). The MEK soldiers were armed, equipped and given air support by Iraq.

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Rare photos of Ahmad Shamlou

Ahmad Shamlou (December 12, 1925 – July 23, 2000) was an poet, writer, and journalist. Shamlou was arguably the most influential poet of modern homeland. His initial poetry was influenced by and in the tradition of Nima Youshij. Shamlou’s poetry is complex, yet his imagery, which contributes significantly to the intensity of his poems, is simple.

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Female Short Pants in the 1950s – The Day When The Shorts Were “Short Shorts”

In the world we live in, short-shorts are just one of the many options that girls wear to anything form school or a formal affair. Showing off skin (too much skin according to many) is just normal now, but back in the days of the 1950s, it wasn’t as foreigns you would think. We know this time for their poodle …

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Rare photos of persian artists before revolution

Before the 1979 revolution, the clerics in homelnd rejected cinema, or at best ignored it. Films were among the forms of art considered forbidden and for many pious families going to the cinema was tantamount to committing a sin. The main reason for this was that cinematic representations of women and love upset the delicate dualism which had long attended …

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