Le Petit Journal French weekly reported on
the assassination of the Shah of Persia in 1896 and put this large
portrait on the front page of their newspaper (larger
image). Comments inside:
"The last years of Naser ad Din Shah's reign were characterized
by growing royal and bureaucratic corruption, oppression of the
rural population, and indifference on the shah's part. The tax
machinery broke down, and disorder became endemic in the provinces.
New ideas and a demand for reform were also becoming more widespread.
In 1896, reputedly encouraged by Jamal ad Din al Afghani (called
Asadabadi because he came from Asadabad), the well-known Islamic
preacher and political activist, a young Iranian assassinated
This is an original print from 1896.
Sent by Darius
interesting old photos of ordinary people, places, political leaders,