May 30, 2010

1918 -- Celebration of the Day of the Covenant in Chicago

Chicago Baha'is celebrating Feast of the Center of the Covenant, 'Abdu'l-Baha, November 26, 1918

May 28, 2010

1915 -- Baha'is in Japan with Martha Root

July 1915 - The first photograph of Baha'is of Japan with Martha Root and Agnes Alexander. Mr Fukuta, the first Japanese to accept the Faith in Japan, is seated front row, far left, next to Martha Root. Agnes Alexander is second from left in the back row

May 15, 2010

1916 -- Esperanto Class in Tihran supported by some Baha'is

Esperanto Class in Tihran
1916--The person marked "4" is a Jew and the teacher of the Esperanto class. He was in Paris at the same time as 'Abdu'l-Baha. The person marked "1" is a prince, Mirza Bahman. In the center sits Dr. Susan Moody to the left, and Miss Elizabeth Stewart to the right.

May 14, 2010

Circa 1915-1918: Martha Root & Burmese Baha'is


Martha Root (left) and Julia Goldman (right), circa 1918

May 1915, Burma
Martha Root (standing, center), the first caucasian Baha'i woman to visit Burmese Baha'is. Siyyid Mustafa Rumi, the Baha'i teacher in Burma is standing to the left of Martha Root.

May 12, 2010

1902 -- Construction begins of the first Mashriqu'l-Adhkar in the Baha'i world

November 1902 -- Laying the foundation stone of the Baha'i Temple in Ishqabad, Russia Haji Mirza Muhammad-Taqi, a cousin of the Bab, is standing next to General Krupatkin in the first row.

May 11, 2010

Commemorating Baha'u'llah's 100th Birhday -- Chicago 1917

The Centennial Festival in commemoration of the Birth of Baha'u'llah -- Chicago, November 1917

May 8, 2010

Baha'i Pioneers of Iran -- about 1891

Baha'i pioneers of Iran about 1891 in Tabriz.
Third row, sitting third from right is Mirza 'Ali-Muhammad Varqa, distinguished Baha'i Martyr. First row, second from left is his son Ruhu'llah, who was also martyred.

May 3, 2010

Circa 1868 -- Some Baha'is in Adrianople

Circa 1868: Some Baha'is in Adrianople
Standing left to right: Aqa Muhammad-Quli-i-Isfahani, Mirza Nasru'llah-i-Tafsiri, Nabil-i-A'zam, Mirza Aqa Jan, Mishkin-Qalam, Mirza 'Aliy-i-Sayyah, Aqa Husayn-i-Ashchi and Aqa 'Abdu'l-Ghaffar-i-Isfahani. Sitting, left to right: Mirza Muhammad-Javad-i-Qazvini, Mirza Mihdi, 'Abdu'l-Baha, Mirza Muhammad-Quli (with, presumably, one of his children) and Siyyid Mihdiy-i-Dahihi. Sitting on the floor, left to right: Majdi'd-Din (son of Mirza Musa) and Mirza Muhammad-'Ali (half-brother of 'Abdu'l-Baha)

May 1, 2010

1903 -- Bahiyyih Khanum (the Greatest Holy Leaf), Munirih Khanum (wife of 'Abdu'l-Baha), and the daughters of 'Abdu'l-Baha

Women of the Holy Household with some western visitors
Standing left to right: unknown, unknown, unknown, Julia Culver, Emogene Hoagg, Maryam, unknown, Zaynat (wife of Dr. Zia Baghdadi), Mihranghiz, unknown. Seated: Suraya, Munirih Khanum (wife of 'Abdu'l-Baha), Bahiyyih Khanum (the Greatest Holy Leaf), and (the daughters of 'Abdu'l-Baha) Diya'iyyih Khanum, Tuba Khanum, and Ruha Khanum. Children seated on the carpet: Hasan, Zahra, Riyal, unknown, Parvin (daughter of Dr. Baghdadi), and Fu'ad.