Benjamin Franklin: First American Diplomat

Benjamin Franklin: First American Diplomat, 1776–1785 Benjamin Franklin, the most distinguished scientific and literary American of his age, was the first American diplomat. He served from 1776 to 1778 on a three-man commission to France charged with the critical task…

Mobile Passport Control USA

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has launched the Mobile Passport Control (MPC) app, which allows travellers to submit their passport information and customs declaration form via smartphone or tablet upon arrival at the airport, prior to inspection by a…

Passport Application Album 1917

At the beginning of the 20th century Hawaii sugar plantation owners began recruiting Russian workers. Perhaps as many as 2,000 Russians and Ukrainians came to Hawaii. The album contains the passport applications of 165 persons from Hawaii who wished to…

Lidgerwood Passport

THIS is the passport of global businessman William van Vleck Lidgerwood—one of the founders of the Washington Association of New Jersey. Lidgerwood spent most of his active business career traveling in Europe and South America and more than likely had…

Tränenpalast – Border Crossing – East Germany

The Tränenpalast (English: “Palace of Tears”) is the Berlin colloquialism for the former border crossing at Berlin Friedrichstraße station, where East Germans said goodbye to visitors going back to West Germany. From 1962 to 1989 it was the border crossing…

Palestine Certificate Of Naturalization 1942

Palestine Certificate Of Naturalization 1942

Palestine Certificate Of Naturalization 1942 Without this document you could not get a British Palestine passport or ID card so it’s related to passport history. To find such a document is unusual I would say. How many Palestinians will still…

Should you repair your collectibles?

Recently I was asked “How to repair a torn passport cover?” I answered as follows: This cover bears the passport number which you find also at the pages. So you can’t substitute the cover. The Germans had also covers of…