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To visit Paris International Fair, the Iranian king Mozaffar ad-Din Shah starts his first European trip . “Around the evening" he writes, "I ordered the royal photographer to have the ‘cinematograph’ and the ‘magic lantern’ brought from Paris prepared for me to observe… We sat down and they darkened the room. We watched both of them. It’s amazing… I ordered the photographer to buy and deliver them to Tehran, so that we can show them to our servants…” - A letter from Gaumont Company is received in Ostend, Belgium, announcing: “To Mirza Ebrahim Khan,the photographer of His Majesty, the King of Iran, as ordered,herewith the two 35 and 15 mm cameras are sent to you.”