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Assorted visual materials
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  1. یادگار جشن پنجاهمین سال تاسیس محفل مقدس بهائیان طهران 55-103: Commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Bahá'í Assembly of Tehran B.E. 55-103 (1947). Booklet and collection of historical photographs published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Local Spiritual Assembly of Tihran, published B.E. 103 (1947). Includes partial English translation (2022). [about]
  2. Abdu'l-Baha's horoscope, by Marc Edmund Jones, in The Guide to Horoscope Interpretation (1974). Abdu'l-Bahá's Horoscope, as prepared by a non-Bahá'í. [about]
  3. Advertisement for Israeli Tourism in the New Yorker magazine, in New Yorker (2000). Bahá'í World Centre photograph in advertisement in prominent magazine, featuring the terraces. [about]
  4. Artist Biographies from Arts Dialogue (2001). A list of artist profiles which can be found in the Bahá'í Association for the Arts newsletter (offsite). Linked articles include poetry, photography, and samples of visual art. [about]
  5. Baha'i Association for the Arts. Biographies of, essays about, and artwork by contemporary Bahá'í artists. [about]
  6. Baha'i House of Worship in Europe, The, by Massrouri M. and et al. (2005). Brochure about the history and architectural design, with photos, of the Bahá'í Temple in Hofheim am Taunus, Germany. [about]
  7. Bahá'í Philately (2010). Collection of postal stamps and postcards related to the Bahá'í Faith. [about]
  8. Bahá'í Temple, House of Worship of a World Faith, Commemorating Completion of Exterior Ornamentation, The (1942). Photographs and essays about the construction of the American temple in Chicago. Likely published as a progress report to distribute at the 1942 National Convention. [about]
  9. Baha'u'llah's passport, with translation, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 9 (1940-1944) (1945). Bahá'u'lláh's passport at the time of His exile from Iran, 1853, with translation of text. [about]
  10. Baháʼí Houses of Worship: A Visual Overview (2020). A collection of collages, exterior and interior images of Baháʼí Houses of Worship constructed, under construction, or planned worldwide. [about]
  11. Calligraphy of Mishkin-Qalam, The, by Julie Badiee and Heshmatollah Badiee, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 3:4 (1991). The life and work of a one-time court artist for Nasiri'd-Din Shah, who was present for the nascent years of the Baha’i revelation and moved to Edirne to be near to Baha'u'lláh; examples of Islamic calligraphic traditions and his own compositions. [about]
  12. Cause of the Rise and Fall of Civilizations, The, by Ruhaniyyih Ruth Moffett (1954). A chart correlating the growth of maturity of humanity and the evolution of religions with major events in history. [about]
  13. Chart of the Eras and Epochs of Bahá'í History, by Arjen Bolhuis (2000). Diagram of the periods of Bahá'í history. Available in English and Russian. [about]
  14. Conservation and Restoration of Calligraphy by Mishkín Qalam, The, by Shingo Ishikawa and Patrick Ravines (2004). Three versions of a paper explaining the procedure for preserving manuscripts at the Bahá'í World Centre, using the example of calligraphy by Mishkín Qalam. Includes high-resolution sample of Qalam's artwork. [about]
  15. Creative Inspiration: Symbolism and Seeing, by Karel Fontaine, in Australian Bahá'í Studies, vol. 2 (2000). Examples of visual art which demonstrate the creative impulse at work, together with the symbolism inherent in the pieces. [about]
  16. Daira (circular talisman) #1, by Báb, The (n.d.). Talisman drawn by the Bab; not identified. [about]
  17. Explanation of Spiritual Evolution as Taught from the Bahá'í Teachings, by Lua Getsinger and Edward C. Getsinger (1899). Chart "Cycle of Life" allegedly drawn on Abdu'l-Bahá's behalf (1899) to refute reincarnation; accompanying text quoting Lua's pilgrim's notes by Curtis Kelsey (1958); a letter from the Universal House of Justice (1997); and a talk by Lua Getsinger (1911). [about]
  18. Haykal (pentacle talisman) #1, by Báb, The, in The Sources of Babi Doctrine and History, by Denis MacEoin (1992). Talisman drawn by the Bab; not identified. [about]
  19. Haykal (pentacle talisman) #2, by Báb, The (n.d.). Talisman drawn by the Bab; not identified. [about]
  20. Haykal (pentacle talisman) #3, by Báb, The (n.d.). Talisman of a prayer of the Bab; not identified. [about]
  21. Haykal (pentacle talisman) and da'ira (circle), by Báb, The (n.d.). Talisman drawn by the Bab; not identified. [about]
  22. Haykal (pentacle talisman) and da'ira (circle), by Bahá'u'lláh (n.d.). Talisman "prayer for protection" by Bahá'u'lláh; similar to many drawn by the Bab. [about]
  23. Haykal (pentacle talisman) Prayer for Protection, by Báb, The (n.d.). Original text of a prayer for protection, written in the Báb’s own hand, in the form of a pentacle. [about]
  24. Haykal or "Star Tablet" Written in the Báb's Own Hand: Form, Content, and Provisional Translation, by Dergham Aqiqi and Todd Lawson (2021). Detailed analysis of the content and translation of an undated haykal; the relation between the Báb’s composition and the Qur'an; scriptural/verbal and figural/artistic modes of revelation; symbolism of the star shape; role of repetition; dominion. [about]
  25. Illustrated description of a design in the Persian-Indian style of architecture for the first Mashrak-el-Azkar (Bahá'í temple) to be erected in America, by Charles Mason Remey (1920). Expanded version of a portion of Remey's earlier Mashrak-el-Azkar [Mashriqu'l-Adhkár]: Descriptive of the Bahai temple, with photographs of Temple models. [about]
  26. Incomparable Friend: The Life of Baha'u'llah Told in Stories, by Shirin Sabri and Sue Podger (2019). Stories and paintings about the life of Bahá'u'lláh. Written by Sabri, illustrated by Podger. Links to PDF and e-book (offsite). [about]
  27. Journey of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's "Tablet to the Hague", The: A Photo Chronology (2019). Link (offsite) to a visual tour of the history, people, and events relevant to Abdu'l-Bahá's "Letter to the Central Organisation for a Durable Peace." [about]
  28. Long Obligatory Prayer: Postures, by Bahá'u'lláh (2003). Text of the Long Obligatory Prayer (by Bahá'u'lláh), with small stick-figure pictures showing the postures described (prepared by Anonymous, 2003). [about]
  29. Los Apóstoles de Bahá'u'lláh: Un cuadro básico de los 19 Apóstoles de Bahá'u'lláh, by Husayn Villar (2010). A poster showing photos and names of the 19 "apostles" of Bahá'u'lláh. In Spanish, but useful for non-Spanish speakers as well. [about]
  30. Lotus in Concrete, by S. Naharoy and Fariborz Sahba, in ECC Concord, special edition (2011). A special-edition journal with photos of the temple in India, with essays "Bahá'í House of Worship," "Taj Mahal of the 20th Century," "Design and Construction," "Lotus and Other Design Highlights," "Shaping a Dream in Concrete." [about]
  31. Majestic Process, The: Cycles, Eras, Epochs and Stages (2004). A one page chart developed as a class handout on the "Majestic Process," the Ages and Epochs of the Faith. [about]
  32. Maps and charts in Baha'i World volumes (2010). List of all inserts and maps included in volumes of the Bahá'í World books. [about]
  33. Mark Tobey's City Paintings: Meditations on an Age of Transition, by Julie Badiee, in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 1:4 (1989). On the evolutionary character of Tobey's "City Paintings" during the decades of the 1930s-50s: they may be understood as modern reinterpretations of the traditional themes of the Apocalypse, Hell, the Day of Judgment, and New Jerusalem — the Bahá'í age. [about]
  34. Marriage certificates of The Bab and Baha'u'llah, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 5 (1932-1934) (1934). Marriage certificates of The Báb and Bahá'u'lláh. [about]
  35. Martha Root's gravesite in Honolulu, driving directions (2004). Written directions to the resting place of Martha Louise Root, in Honolulu Hawaii [about]
  36. Most Dramatic Chapter in the Spiritual History of Humankind, A: A Pictorial Essay, by Julio Savi, in Bahá'í World (2020). Introduction to the life of the Báb, with historical photo-realistic illustrations by Romanian artist Simina Boicu Rahmatian. [about]
  37. Nine-pointed star in microscopic images of the algae Chlamydomonas, by T. Cavalier-Smith, in Journal of Cell Science, 16:3 (1974). Electron-microscope enlarged structures that appear to form Bahá'í symbols. From "Basal Body and Flagellar Development during the Vegetative Cell Cycle and the Sexual cycle of Chlamydomonas Reinhardii." [about]
  38. Objectives and Tasks of Ten-Year Spiritual Global Crusade of the Bahá'í World Faith, by Shoghi Effendi, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 12 (April 1950-1954) (1956). Chart of global regions and goals. [about]
  39. Palestine: Depicted and Described, by G. E. Franklin (1911). Four pages of pictures of Haifa, Carmel, and the American College at Beirut (Shoghi Effendi's alma mater). Contains no mention of the Bahá'í Faith; included for historical interest only. [about]
  40. Paying Special Regard to Agriculture: Collective Action-Research in Africa, by Sanem Kavrul, in Bahá'í World (2021). On Bahá’í-inspired agricultural social action initiatives in Africa. Includes photo gallery of development and agricultural projects. [about]
  41. Photo brochure of the Bahá'í Temple in Wilmette, by National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the United States (1965). A booklet of color photographs, postcard-size and quality, with text and statistics about the Temple. [about]
  42. Photo of the Moscow Bahá'í Community, 1925 (1925). Picture of Bahá'ís gathered to welcome Siyyid Mihdíy-i-Gulpáygání to Moscow, with identifications. Includes A. A. Furutan. [about]
  43. Picture Gallery of Early British Bahá'ís (1998). Published in honor of the UK Bahá'í Centenary, 1998/99. [about]
  44. Present Structure of Bahá'í Administration, by Duane Troxel (2005). One-page illustration showing the full structure of the Bahá'í Institutions and their inter-connections. [about]
  45. Program for the Activities of the Bahá'í Students in the American University of Beirut, 1927-1928 (1927). The program of the weekly meetings of the Bahá'í students in the American University of Beirut during the Bahá'í year 84-95 (1927-1928), including presentations by A.Q. Faizi, H.M. Balyuzi, Hasan and Ali Dehgan, Eshagh and Abbas Eqbal, et al. [about]
  46. Rewriting the Script: Some thoughts on gender roles and the Bahá'í Teachings, by Sonja van Kerkhoff (2000). A collection of visual and physical art exploring these themes. [about]
  47. Road, The: Reflections on Scottish history, by Jack Boyd (2005). Essays on the birth of Scotland, Saint Patrick, William Wallace, Robert Bruce, and Rob Roy MacGregor. Includes photos of Rob Roy's cave, grave, and lands, with notes by a distant descendant of Roy. [about]
  48. Roll of Honor Bahá'í World Crusade 1953-1963, in Bahá'í World, Vol. 20 (1986-1992) (1998). A scroll listing the names of the Knights of Bahá'u'lláh. [about]
  49. Symbols of Transformation: The Gardens and Terraces on Mount Carmel, by Elham Afnan, in Bahá'í World (2002). Article, with photo gallery, about the development, design, and philosophy of the terraces surrounding the Shrine of the Báb on Mount Carmel in Haifa. [about]
  50. Unfoldment of the Divine Plan, in The One Year Plan: 2021-2022 (2021). Visual overview of the Bahá'í Cycle, the Bahá'í Era, the three Ages, the three Epochs, and all of the Plans. [about]
  51. Views of Akka, Haifa, Mt. Carmel, and Other Places: Photographs of "The Dwelling Place of the Most High," Authorized by Abdu'l-Baha (1911). Pictures of Akká taken between 1903-1911, with historical annotations and bibliographical data added later, in 2007 by Troxel and in 2008 by Cary Enoch Reinstein. [about]
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