Photos of Old Tehran: 1848 to 1864

Below are photos of Old Tehran dated to 1848 to 1864, originally posted in the Vintage Everyday website. Readers are also referred to the “Maps and Photos of Old Tehran 1826-1900” posting.

The photos have been cited as the first and rare photographs of Qajar Iran by the Italian photographers Louis Montalbone (1827-1877) and Luigi Pesce (1827-1864). Despite the excellent and professional quality of their works, neither Montalbone nor Pesce have been deservedly appreciated in the European fine arts and photography arenas.

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Tehran 1848 to 1864-1The Royal Palace (Source: Vintage Everyday).

Tehran 1848 to 1864-2The Citadel (Source: Vintage Everyday).

Tehran 1848 to 1864-3The Bazaar of Tehran (Source: Vintage Everyday).

Tehran 1848 to 1864-4Portal of The Mosque (Source: Vintage Everyday).

Tehran 1848 to 1864-5Soldiers of the Qajar era (Source: Vintage Everyday).

Tehran 1848 to 1864-6Sellers peddling their wares (Source: Vintage Everyday).

Tehran 1848 to 1864-7Qajar prince (Source: Vintage Everyday).

Tehran 1848 to 1864-8Imperial Qajar throne (Source: Vintage Everyday).

Tehran 1848 to 1864-9Imperial palace in Tehran (Source: Vintage Everyday).