Women’s Worlds in Qajar Iran

Trois filles persannes, ca. 1938. Photographic postcard of (left to right) Fakhr Taj Dawlatabadi, Qamar Taj Dawlatabadi, Furugh Dawlatabadi Shahab. Sent by Yahya Dawlatabadi from Zargandah district in Tehran to Alise and Simon in Brussels on December 17, 1938. Private collection of Mahdokht Sanati. Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran. Record no. 906A1.


Explore the lives of women during the Qajar era (1796-1925) through a wide array of materials from private family holdings and participating institutions. Women’s Worlds in Qajar Iran provides bilingual access to thousands of personal papers, manuscripts, photographs, publications, everyday objects, works of art and audio materials, making it a unique online resource for social and cultural histories of the Qajar world.

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