Historical American Newspapers on His Highness the Aga Khan’s ‘Incognito’ Visit to the USA in 1906-1907


“….This is my first visit to America, and as I have read much of the wonderful progress and commercial power of the nation, I look forward to an interesting trip….” — His Highness the Aga Khan III

A portrait of Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah, His Highness the Aga Khan III, dated 1911, a few years after his historic USA visit. Copyright: National Portrait Gallery. Please click for article.

“….[The Aga Khan] is one of the three or four chiefs of a religion by inheritance who are and have been for centuries voluntarily recognized as such by followers in all parts of the world, separated from each other by physical and political conditions and united only in their allegiance. He is without exception the most interesting Oriental who has ever visited the United States.” — Washington Herald and New York Tribune, Sunday, January 27, 1907……Please Read More

One thought on “Historical American Newspapers on His Highness the Aga Khan’s ‘Incognito’ Visit to the USA in 1906-1907

  1. Malik:
    This is an excellent piece – we, the American Ismailis, must be very proud to learn about the visit of Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah in the early 20th century to USA. This further proves that Ismaili Imamaat was in USA way before the Modern world ever heard of The Aga Khan until our beloved Imam Karim Aga Khan became the Imam and met President Kennedy at the White house and of course also as a student at Harvard University. This is a beautiful Portrait of the late 48th Imam and indeed very historical news for the current affairs in the world. Thank you for this history lesson to all the readers (ardent like myself) of Simerg.

    Taj Kothari
    Miami, FL

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