Nasser al-Din SHAH QAJAR). (1831-96) King and Shah of Persia, 1848-96. Third longest reigning monarch in Persian history after Shapur II and Tahmasp I. A reformer, he introduced a modern postal system, railroads, a banking system and newspaper publishing. He was also one of the first Iranians to be photographed. HIs authoritarian rule earned him many enemies and he was assassinated in 1896.
Carte de visite photograph of the Shah seated in formal regalia. Photo by Charles Jacotin, Paris.