A glass negative of this image is in the Myron Bement Smith Collection: Antoin Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Katherine Dennis Smith, 1973-1985. Reference: FSA A.4 2.12.GN.37.08
A handwritten number in white ink, probably by Antoin Sevruguin, reads "299" is on the gelatin silver print in the Nelson collection. The same number in the same location appears on a print of the same image held in the Myron Bement Smith Collection of Antoin Sevruguin Photographs, located in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
This photograph forms part of a group that is believed to have belonged to Earl Thomas Crain (1907-1989), an American foreign service officer who was stationed in Iran from 1935. The group of photographs are believed to have been originally acquired by the father of Crain’s wife, Elizabeth Agnes Hildebrand, who was an honorary council for Switzerland in Iran after the first world war.