Historical Photos: Life in the Ismaili Community (1957 – Current)

Historical Photographs and Photo Essays

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1958 – Lourenço Marques

In May 1958, His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th Imam of Shia Imami Ismailis, visited his followers in South Africa, Mozambique and Madagascar. Here he is seen waving from a South African Airways plane as he departs the former Portuguese colonial city of Lourenço Marques (now Maputo), Mozambique, following a 3 day visit. Click photo for an enlarged version. Photo: Jehangir Merchant collection

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March 1960 – Burma

A signed photo of His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th Ismaili Imam. He is pictured in a traditional Burmese dress during his March 1960 visit to Burma when he celebrated Navroz with the Rangoon Jamat. Photo: Anwar Virani Archives, Ottawa

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Historical Photos: Life in the Ismaili Community (1875 – 1957)

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