PHOTO ALBUM

Here you can find photos and/or links to photos submitted by former Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Iran between 1962 and 1976.  They illustrate the Iran as it was then.  For more current images of Iran, please go to the “Travel to Iran” page.

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Here are some links to photos submitted by Tom Westheimer.

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Afghanistan mostly Herat but a few from Kaffiristan and Kabul

Trip with Bakhtiari tribe in Iran 1970-72

Old Iranian Slides 1970-72

Iran, Esfahan Zurkaneh  1970-72   

Zurkhane info

More Old Iran pictures 1970-72 (probably some overlap with above link)

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Photos submitted by Mike Omassey.  

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Mike Omassey served as an auto mechanics teacher at a boy’s school  in Rezaiyeh between 1972 and 1973.  Rezaiyeh is in the northwest corner of Iran and it the capital of the province of Western Azerbaijan located near Late Urmia.  Mike learned and used Farsi in the school but learned and uses Azerbaijan Turkish with locals, especially in the bazaar.  Today Rezaiyeh is named Urmia.  Omassey did in-country training in Isfahan before he was assigned to Rezaiyeh.  His pictures include scenes of Isfahan, Tehran, and Rezaiyeh.  Click here to view the slideshow.

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Dennis Briskin, Arak 1967-69. TEFL 16, has posted photos to the web that can be seen by clicking here.

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Here are three slide shows submitted by Doug Schermer who served in Semnan, 1966-67.

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These slide shows focus on the construction of a school in the village of Chashm, north of Semnan in the Elborz Mountains.

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Chashm Slide Show One was produced in the winter of 1967 as a way to help raise construction funds from students at a high school in Seattle. The technology involved two reel-to-reel tape recorders.

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Chashm Slide Show Two was produced many years later with slides provided by David Garrett, who lived in Chashm during construction.

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Chashm Slide Show Three was produced in 2015 using images sent by cell phone by someone who had visited Chashm.

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Submit your pictures from your Peace Corps Service.

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To learn how, please contact doug@peacecorpsiran.org.