74 search results for "American"


9 April, 2015
Notary Protection Certificate issued to Andrew Boteler, mariner, 11 May 1796. Dated seventeen days before the passage of the Act that prescribed use of Seamen's Protections, it served the same purpose. A document such as this would later often be required by the collector in order for a seaman to obtain a certificate from the Custom House

Seamen’s Protection Certificates were usually printed documents, varying in size and style, that were carried by American seamen as proof of citizenship. The certificate was obtained by the individual through the customhouse, public notary, or U.S. Consul when required in a foreign port. It contained the person’s name, birthplace, approximate age, height, skin color, eye and hair color, and other distinctive descriptive information, such as the location of scars...

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Benjamin Franklin: First American Diplomat

15 March, 2015

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 of gaining French support for American independence. French aristocrats and intellectuals embraced Franklin as the personification of the New World Enlightenment. His likeness appeared on medallions, rings, watches, and...

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American Revolution Passport 1779

19 November, 2014
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American Revolution Passport 1779 signed by Benedict Arnold Benedict Arnold was an American Revolutionary War general best known for his defection from the Continental Army to the British side of the conflict in 1780. Synopsis Benedict Arnold was born in Norwich, Connecticut, on January 14, 1741. A member of the Sons of Liberty, Arnold rose to the rank of general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. He...

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Organization Of American States – Travel Document

3 October, 2014
Organization Of American States – Travel Document

A organization with it’s own “Official Travel Document”. Pictures and details after the introduction. The Organization of American States is the world’s oldest regional organization, dating back to the First International Conference of American States, held in Washington, D.C., from October 1889 to April 1890. That meeting approved the establishment of the International Union of American Republics, and the stage was set for the weaving of a web of...

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Famous American TV Evangelists – REX HUMBARD – PASSPORT

24 June, 2013
Famous American TV Evangelists – REX HUMBARD – PASSPORT

Alpha Rex Emmanuel Humbard (August 13, 1919 – September 21, 2007) was a famous American television evangelist whose Cathedral of Tomorrow show was shown on over 600 stations at the peak of its popularity. Rex Humbard was the first evangelist to have a weekly nationwide television program in the United States, beginning in 1952, although his first television broadcast was in 1949. So you can say he was the...

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Fred L. Soper – an American epidemiologist

6 November, 2010

Fred L. Soper (1893-1977) was an American epidemiologist and public health administrator who won a Lasker Award in 1946 for organizing successful campaigns to eradicate yellow fever and malaria between 1927 and 1945. He also made key contributions to the control of typhus fever during World War II, and served as director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau, (executive agency of the Pan American Health Organization) from 1947 to...

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Royal French Passport 1785 for US Envoy John Lamb

14 September, 2015
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Who was John Lamb*? John Lamb was a resident of Norwich, Connecticut, a ship’s captain, and a merchant. On January 10, 1785, Samuel Huntington wrote from Norwich to John Jay, Secretary for Foreign Affairs: “Capt. John Lamb of this Place will have the honor of delivering this Letter. He hath formed the Design of going to the Coast of Barbary where he is well acquainted, having made several Voyages...

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11 September, 2015

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13 July, 2015

WOW! WHAT A HISTORICAL DOCUMENT! LAKEHURST DISASTER! What you see here is the US passport of Airship Passengers – Mr. & Mrs. Brown flying to Frankfurt, Germany on “LZ 129 Hindenburg7th North American FlightAugust 17-19 / 20-22, 1936″ LZ 129 Hindenburg (Luftschiff Zeppelin #129; Registration: D-LZ 129) was a large German commercial passenger-carrying rigid airship, the lead ship of the Hindenburg class, the longest class of flying machine and...

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11 July, 2015

Literature about passport history or passport collecting is rare to find therefore you will get here valuable guidelines written by experienced collectors. Are you a specialist in some passport collection field then you are very welcome to contact me to share your guideline with us. Thanks to all contributors. 1. German Empire Passports 2. Allied Military Travel Permits For Occupied Germany 3. Spanish Passports (Part I) (II) (III)  (IV)...

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