Forty-five years ago this month, in July 1975, the Empress of Iran visited Chicago.

Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran with a bouquet of roses and Mayor Richard J. Daley on the airport tarmac upon the Empress's arrival in Chicago, July 1975

Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran (with a bouquet of roses) and Mayor Richard J. Daley on the airport tarmac upon the Empress’s arrival in Chicago, July 1975. Photo: Laszlo Kondor. Laszlo Kondor Photograph collection, University of Illinois at Chicago Library, MSLASZ13_05_01_12a_r5_f07.