December 20, 2010

1929: The Baha'is of Ishqabad, Russia carrying material for the construction of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkar

The Baha'is of 'Ishqabad, carrying material for the construction of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkar. The turbaned gentleman (front row, right) is Haji Mirza Vakilu'd-Dawleh, cousine of the Bab.

December 15, 2010

August, 1928: Section of the Baha'i Esperanto Conference in Antwerp, Belgium

Section of the Baha'i Esperanto Conference, part of the Twentieth Universal Congress of Esperanto, in Antwerp, Belgium, taken just before the first session. In the front row seated, Miss Lydja Zamenhof in white, who served as honorary President of the Conference, and representatives from England, Persia, Germany, Holland, United States and other countries.

December 13, 2010

1928: A group of early pioneers of the Faith

A group of early pioneers of the Faith, including a number of companions in exile of Baha'u'llah

December 9, 2010

1929: A group of Zoroasterian Baha'is in Yazd, Persia

A group of Zoroasterian Baha'is assembled in the school-house of the village of Maryam Abad, near Yazd, Persia, 1929

December 8, 2010

December 6, 2010

1927: Haji Mahmud Qassabchi, chairman of Baghdad Spiritual Assembly

Haji Mahmud Qassabchi, chairman of Baghdad, Iraq, Spiritual Assembly for four years. He volunteered his services to undertake the reconstruction of the Sacred House of Baha'u'llah in Baghdad as desired by 'Abdu'l-Baha, and worked with great zeal to accomplish it. (Baha'i World 1926-1928)

December 4, 2010

1929: A group of London Baha'is at their Baha'i center

A group of the London Baha'is at their center, Walmer House, Regent Street, London, 1929

December 3, 2010

1927: Baha'i children's class of Karachi, India


Baha'i children's class of Karachi, India with their teacher, Madam Shirazi, 1927

December 1, 2010

December 5-6, 1921: Convention for Amity between the White and Colored Races in America, held under the auspices of the Baha'is, Springfield, Massachusetts

Convention for Amity between the White and Colored Races in America, held under the auspices of the Baha'is, in the Auditorium of Central High School, Springfield, Massachusetts, December 5 and 6, 1921.

November 25, 2010

June 1931: Six members of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States and Canada with some friends

June 1931, West Englewood, New Jersey, Evergreen Cabin: Six members of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States and Canada with some friends. Clockwise: from bottom center: Roy Wilhelm, Mrs. J.O.Wilhelm, Martha Root, Bertha Herklotz, Alfred Hunt, Siegfried Schopflocher, Carl Scheffer, Louis Gregory, and Horace Holley

November 24, 2010

1924: Martha Root in Auckland, with first Baha'i from New Zealand

Martha Root (on the right) with Margaret Stevenson, the first Baha'i in New Zealand, in Auckland, 1924

November 23, 2010

April 1928: Twentieth Annual Convention of the Baha'is of the United States and Canada

Delegates and friends attending the Twentieth Annual Convention of the Baha'is of the United States and Canada -- assembled in the Foundation Hall of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkar at Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, April 26-30, 1928

November 20, 2010

1926 -- Howard MacNutt, a disciple of 'Abdu'l-Baha

Howard MacNutt of Brooklyn, N.Y., a disciple of 'Abdu'l-Baha and a prominent Baha'i teacher, who died at Miami, Florida, December 26, 1926. This, his favorite picture, was taken in California. He stands at the grave, in Los Angeles cemetery, of Thornton Chase, another disciple of 'Abdu'l-Baha, who was designated by 'Abdu'l-Baha as "the first American believer."

November 17, 2010

1925: A group of pilgrims in Haifa

A group of pilgrims in Haifa, spring 1925. Martha Root is second from right in the front row. This was Martha Roots' first pilgrimage to the World Center of the Baha'i Faith.

November 14, 2010

1929: Third Annual Baha'i Amity Conference at Green Acre

A group of Baha'is and their friends in attendance at the Third Annual Amity Conference, August 1929, at Green Acre, Eliot, Maine

November 2, 2010

A group of Western pilgrims in Haifa, November 1919

A group of Western pilgrims in Haifa eating fruit from 'Abdu'l-Baha's garden, November 1919. Left to right: George Latimer, Arthur Hathaway, Ruth Randall, Harry Randall, Dr. Esslemont, and Bahiyyih Randall

October 28, 2010

August 2,1925 -- Geyserville, California

A group of Baha'is in Geyserville, California, on the occasion of the seventieth birthday of John Bosh, 2 August 1925. John Bosh is the gentleman with white beard seated right of center.

October 25, 2010

March 21st, 1899 -- A group of Baha'is in Haifa with Ibrahim Kheirallah and Edward Getsinger

A group of Baha'is in Haifa with Ibrahim Kheirallah (also Khayru'llah), second row, center, and Edward Getsinger, second row, second from right, next to Mishkin-Qalam, March 21, 1899

October 24, 2010

Nov. 1919 -- Shoghi Effendi with Henry Randall and his family, near Haifa

Shoghi Effendi with Henry Randall, his wife, Ruth (left) and daughter Bahiyyih during their pilgrimage in November of 1919. They are standing by the fountain in the Ridvan Garden waiting for the water to flow.

October 19, 2010

October 1921 -- Curtis Kelsey with resident Baha'is at Bahji

Curtis Kelsey sitting on the steps of the Baha'i Pilgrim House with some with resident Baha'is, Oct. 1921

October 17, 2010

circa 1926 -- Some resident Baha'is in Haifa with pilgrims from East & West

Some Baha'is resident in Haifa with pilgrims from East & West, circa 1926. Ali and Jalal Nakhjavani are among the children.

October 13, 2010

1913 -- Mirza Abu'l-Fadl in America

Mirza Abu'l-Fadl with Mrs. Wise and Mrs. Hoagg, 1913. This photograph was taken three months before Mirza Abu'l-Fadl passed away.

October 6, 2010

circa 1900 -- Agnes Alexander

Agnes Alexander, circa 1900
"Your name will forever remain associated with the rise of the Faith and its establishment in Japan and the record of your incessant and splendid endeavors will shed on its annals a lustre that time can never dim." (Shoghi Effendi, June 8, 1933; Japan Will Turn Ablaze)

October 5, 2010

circa 1918 -- Some Western Baha'is

Some Western Baha'is, circa 1918. Front row, left to right: Martha Root, and Harry Randall; Back row, left to right: Richard Mayer, Raine Hopper Welch, Julia Goldman, and Agnes Alexander