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Iranians in Chicagoland (Images of America: Illinois)
In 1893, Haj Mirza Mohammad Ali Moen-Ol Saltaneh journeyed to Chicago from Iran to visit the World Columbian Exposition. According to his memoirs, the Exposition's Ferris Wheel was one of the first things he saw. He visited the Persian Palace, Iran's exhibit at the Exposition, where he met Iranian workers and several French dancers posing as Persian women. These Iranians w ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by Arcadia Publishing
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Iranians in Chicagoland was written by Hamid Akbari and Azar Khounani. The book details the trip of Haj Mirza Mohammad Ali Moen- Ol Saltaneh who journeyed to Chicago in 1893 and many Iranians that followed. The book contains excerpts from his personal journey as well as pictures and profiles of Iranians that followed. The book does not provide much detail in terms of the personal daily lives; instead it focuses on the places they visited and their accomplishments. I think the book would be a lit ...more