Photo Collection

‘Abdu’l-Bahá walking on the grounds of Green Acre

Abdu'l-Baha walking on the grounds of Green Acre
Green Acre eliot, ME

Abdu’l-Bahá is on the left. Above His left shoulder, the peaked roof of the dining room of the Sarah Farmer Inn is visible.

Next to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá is one of His translators and secretaries, Dr. Ameen Fareed (also written Dr. Amin Farid), who accompanied ‘Abdu’l-Bahá throughout His western journeys.

Next to Dr. Fareed is Mr. Ali-Akbar Nakhjavani, who resided in the Caucasus, and who had earlier been assigned by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to share the Bahá’í message with Leo Tolstoy. He accompanied ‘Abdu’l-Bahá during His journey through America.

Between Dr. Fareed and Mr. Nakhjavani the Sarah Farmer Inn is visible on the hill. This is the building where ‘Abdu’l-Bahá stayed, while at Green Acre. Also visible, among the trees below the Inn, are the “chalets” built with funds loaned to Sarah Farmer by Phoebe Hearst, an early supporter of Green Acre, and one of the earliest Western Bahá’ís.

Next to Mr. Nakhjavani is Mirza Ahmad Sohrab, who also acted as translator and secretary to ‘Abdu’l-Bahá during His journey through America.

The identity of the two ladies is not known. Behind them is the Eirenion, a building that stood in those days, where ‘Abdu’l-Bahá gave many of His talks while at Green Acre, sometimes to as many as 200 people.