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‘Abdu’l-Bahá at Grand Central Station in New York City

April 20, 1912
'Abdu'l-Baha at Grand Central Station in New York City
Grand Central Station New York, NY

IN THE early morning after prayers, meditations, morning tea and receiving some of the believers, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá left the Hotel Ansonia for the railway station [Grand Central Station]. A large group of friends and well-wishers were there to bid Him farewell. One by one they came to Him and in their own ways expressed their respect, attraction and humility.
When He arrived at the station, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá walked around the building, praising its beauty and construction. We were informed that it is one of the finest in the world, its construction costing about six million dollars.”
—Mahmud’s Diary, 48.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá in white aba walking from our right to left surrounded by a crowd. A policeman and some men in bowler hats can be seen in the background. Dr. Ameen Fareed stands at the extreme left.

This photograph was published between pages 22 and 23 of Mahmud’s Diary.