Armenian archive – 9

1904, Hypnotist Mr. Sekerjian

1904, Hypnotist Mr. Sekerjian

This week’s exchange brought some resolution, there were some index cards with their associated photographs; here’s one.

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306

I’m not sure there’s a great deal to be gained from this coupling. The close-up of the piercing can be seen here:

Face

Face

Hand

Hand

But the next image brought back a flood of remembrance:

 

Khan again

Khan again

 

And the card that accompanied it:

 

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313

This had me looking in my files and I found this:

Rahim Khan

Rahim Khan

To which this card refers:

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311

A quick look on the internet provide this:

“Zargham Nizam (son of the notorious Rahim Khan), and the desperate straits to which the Nationalists were reduced in the Amir-Khiz quarter. Towards the end of May, 1907, a fresh quarrel arose between the Shah and his people. It was reported to be the Shah’s intention to send Rahim Khan at the head of 10,000 of his tribal horsemen to Tabriz to suppress the Constitution in that liberty-loving city, and his son was already advancing from Qaraja-Ddgh, looting and killing as he came. The number of persons whom he killed did not exceed 50, but the indignation aroused at Tihran was very great, and the National Assembly urgently demanded from the Shah the arrest and trial of Rahlm Khan. The Shah at first resisted, but finally had to give way and surrender him to the ‘Adliyya, or High Court of Justice, which, after due trial, imprisoned him for some seven or eight months, while his son was also captured and brought as a prisoner to Tabriz.

 In June, 1907, fresh disturbances occurred at Kirmanshdh, Tabriz, Makii and Khiiy, while the disorders in Fars still continued. More important than these was the rebellion of the Shah’s younger brother, the Saldru’d-Dawla, in the West. He was, however, defeated in battle at Nihawand (Nehavend), on that classic field where the power of the S^sanian Empire was finally broken by the Arabs, and the religion of Zoroaster overthrown by that of Muhammad, nearly 1300 years ago, and surrendered to the Zahiru’d-Dawla on June 22. He was conveyed to Tihran and then kept under surveillance, but not otherwise punished.”

Just interesting

 

 

 

 

 

 

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