Prime Minister Shah Mahmood visits
the Hoover Dam.

Mahmood, hand on railing.
Boulder City, Nevada, 1951

While in the United States for medical treatment and a visit with his son at Harvard University, the King’s uncle toured agricultural facilities and engineering projects. He later told Voice of America radio that what he had seen gave him confidence in American initiatives for education and infrastructure
development in Afghanistan.

Courtesy of the National Archives Still Picture Unit. 306-PS-44-P-51-8778.
Photograph by Everett Bumgardner.


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