A collection containing letters and envelops, dowry lists, settlements, wills, photographs, and everyday objects. Listen to the audio file, Bahman Bayani speaking about the Collection.
Most of the items in this collection belonged to Bahman bayani’s grandmother. The entire collection has items as early as Aqa Muhammad Khan’s reign through the Pahlavi era. However, among the selected pieces in our collection, the earliest date to Fath‘ali Shah’s period and the latest to the early Pahlavi period.
- Dates 1804-1969
- Last Edited 26 March 2013
- Record Number 1131-1142
- Genres drawings and paintings objects calligraphy photographs maps letters writings legal & financial petitions sales & settlements wills leases marriage contracts dowry registries genealogies manuscripts
- Subjects mirrors calligraphy Qur’an clothing and dress hats costumes chairs hairstyles household furnishings poetry cosmetics beauty glassware boxes (containers) food drugs jewelry gold veils dowry silk velvet textiles sewing silver infants hygiene henna baths toys tea tirmah architecture group portraits trees children photographs schools neckties animals shoes wine shrines eyeglasses rites and ceremonies funerals death housing andaruni stationery bags (containers) jewels money religious objects weddings tablecloths inheritance property carpets illness pregnancy politics and government consulates sit-in parenting rent arrest crime Majlis petitions hookahs travel debt mahr slaves marriage kings and rulers tombstones education exhibitions gifts medicine zur khanah property management wages divorce mourning quarreling taʻziyah horses households hunting weapons dance fruits gambling Nawruz nuts quarrel and reconciliation therapeutics water armies cemeteries courtiers illicit sex letter writing love mediation pilgrimages Premier servants account books childbirth decrees money transfers physicians ʻAshura postcards husband and wife custody of children telegraph qanats murder prostitution rawzah agriculture testimony taxes Baha’i Hajj bazaars brothers and sisters clocks and watches deeds endowments gardens lamps lawyers titles of honor and nobility alimony temporary marriage wills grains newspapers tableware tobacco bed coverings bread caravansaries cooking courtyards famines fuel hospitality promissory notes courtship literacy opium swearing widows apologies travelogues weather