Exploring Iran: The Photography of Eric F. Schimidt, 1930-1940 (İran’ı Keşfetmek: Eric F. Schimidt Fotoğrafçılığı, 1930-1940)
- Yayınevi: University of Pennsylvania Press
- Yazar(lar): Ayşe Gürsan-Salzmann
The Penn Museum's first archaeological expedition to Iran took place in 1931, when Erich F. Schmidt excavated the Bronze Age site of Tepe Hissar near the town of Damghan and the monumental buildings of the pre-Islamic Sasanian Palace.
In this part of his adventurous and courageous life Schmidt, then a young German WWI veteran who had received his Ph.D. degree under Franz Boas at Columbia University, documented the project with nearly 2,600 culturally significant photos—many under far from ideal conditions—of desert and mountain tribes, the sites, government administrators, and a full panoply of the people he encountered from Fara (Iraq), Damghan, Tepe Hissar, Persepolis, including aerial reconnaissance.