Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Shaykh al-Islami Family Album

Shaykh al-Islami Family Album

Created by Afsar al-Muluk Shaykh al-Islami, daughter of Nimtaj (Taj al-Sadat) Shaykh al-Islami and Mirza Mufid Shaykh al-Islam (Dibaj), and wife of Sayyid ʻAli Shaykh al-Islami. According to Bahram Sheikholeslami, the images can be identified as follows (from left to right in each photograph): sequences 1 and 2 are the cover and the inside of the cover; seq. 3: Amjad al-Vizarah [Sayyid ʻAbd Allah Shaykh al-Islami]; seq. 4: Amjad al-Vizarah and his new born son, Sayyid ‘Ali Khan, Mashhad, 1290 SH (1911); seq. 5: top left: Afsar al-Muluk in wedding dress; top right: Sayyid ‘Ali Khan in wedding Tuxedo; bottom row (family role playing and costume party during the week of wedding): bottom left: back row: Furugh Buhlul, Sayyid ‘Ali Khan (groom), and Qamar al-Muluk Shaykh al-Islami, front row: Nuzhat Muqaddam, Qudsi Buhlul holding a dog, and Rubabah Pizishkiyan; bottom right, back row: Afsar al-Muluk (bride), Qudsi Buhlul, and Malik Alburz (a family friend), front row: Furugh Buhlul, Azardukht Shaykh al-Islami, Qamar al-Muluk, and the baby Bihruz Buhlul; seq. 6: top left: Shahla Shaykh al-Islami with her maternal grandmother, Taj al-Sadat; top right: Shahla Shaykh al-Islami with her paternal grandmother, ‘Aziz al-Muluk Shaykh al-Islami; bottom left: Shahla Shaykh al-Islami with her paternal aunt, Qamar al-Muluk; bottom right: Shahla Shaykh al-Islami with her paternal aunt, Azardukht; seq. 7: front row: Aqa Taqi Shaykh al-Islami, Majd al-Din Shaykh al-Islami (Dibaj), Afsar al-Muluk, and the baby Sayyid ‘Ali Akbar Shaykh al-Islami (Dibaj), back row: their two butlers; seq. 8: Bihnam, Shahla, and Bahram Sheikholeslami (children of Afsar al-Muluk); seq. 9: enlarged passport photo of Afsar al-Muluk; seq. 10: Shahla Shaykh al-Islami and her doll; seq. 11: top left: Shahla Shaykh al-Islami (dated February 1, 1939); top right and bottom left: Bahram Sheikholeslami; bottom right: Shahla Shaykh al-Islami in her fur coat and hat (inscription: “[?] photo of Shahla when she was 8 months old”); seq. 12: top left: front row: Mahin Mihr Puyan and Pari Shaykh al-Islami (wife of Ghulam Husayn Shaykh al-Islami (Iqtidar Sultan)), back row: the wife of a government official and Afsar al-Muluk; top right: front row: Shahla, Bahram, and Bihnam, back row: Ilahah, Fahimah, Fattanah, Sayyid ‘Ali Shaykh al-Islami, and Ahmad Dibaj; bottom left: Nadirah, Sayyid Mustafa Shaykh al-Islami, and their three daughters Fattanah, Ilahah, and Fahimah Shaykh al-Islami; top right: Bihnam, Bahman, and Sayyid ‘Ali Shaykh al-Islami, front: Afsar al-Muluk, Bahram, Shahla, Badr al-Zaman Dibaj holding Zina Dibaj, and Sakinah; seq. 13: Shahla Shaykh al-Islami; seq. 14: Sayyid Abu al-Qasim Shaykh al-Islami (Afsar al-Muluk’s paternal uncle)

Item Details

  • Creator Afsar al-Muluk Shaykh al-Islami
  • Date 20th century
  • Notes

    According to Bahram Sheikholeslami, Sayyid Abu al-Qasim Shaykh al-Islami was the first chair of Otolaryngology at Tehran University and died young during an epidemic in Iran.

  • Dimensions 24 x 17 cm
  • Collections Bahram Sheikholeslami
  • Repository Private collection of Bahram Sheikholeslami - in honor of his mother, Afsarolmoluk Sheikholeslami
  • Restrictions No restrictions.
  • Accessed 19 February 2014
  • Last Edited 14 April 2014
  • Record no. 1139A181
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