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John Hancock – President of Congress – Manuscript

John Hancock – President of Congress – Manuscript

Not a passport but related to passports, and a manuscript of significant importance of US (passport) history. John Hancock Congress Manuscript American Revolution leader John Hancock (1737-1793) was a signer of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and a governor of Massachusetts. The colonial Massachusetts native was raised by his uncle, a wealthy Boston merchant….

Rare Turkey Republic Passport 1927 Mustafa Atatürk

Rare Turkey Republic Passport 1927 Mustafa Atatürk

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was born in Salonica (today in Greece) in 1881. He is renowned as the founder of the Republic of Turkey. In 1915, he emerged as a military hero in Dardanelles during the Gallipoli campaign and later became the leader of the Turkish national liberation struggle started in 1919. In 1923, as the…

An unusual Czechoslovak passport for a courier

An unusual Czechoslovak passport for a courier

An unusual passport for a Czechoslovak military courier for travel from Prague to Kyiv in March 1919 unusual Czechoslovak passport courier Many thanks to Zbyšek Šustek, Slovak Numismatic Society at Slovak Academy of Sciences The first Czechoslovak passports were issued shortly after the proclamation of independence on 28 October 1918. The first type might be…

US Passport 1886 Congressman Morse

US Passport 1886 Congressman Morse

Leopold Morse was a United States Representative from Massachusetts, and this is his 1886 US passport. Morse was born in 1831 in Wachenheim, Germany, and attended the common schools there. He immigrated to the United States in 1849 and resided for about a year in Sandwich, New Hampshire. He moved to Boston, Massachusetts, and worked…

Scarce US Consulate Lisbon Passport 1943

Scarce US Consulate Lisbon Passport 1943

US Embassies and Consulates during WWII US Consulate Lisbon 1943 There is hardly a country in Europe that was not temporarily occupied by German troops between October 1938 and May 1945 or at least influenced by the Nazi regime. In September 1939, the State Department invalidated all US passports for travel to Europe-which meant that…

Special Passport For US Consul Keena In Chihuahua – Mexico

Special Passport For US Consul Keena In Chihuahua – Mexico

Special Passport US Consul Keena A great document of US passport history – a SPECIAL passport of Leo J. Keena, who is proceeding to his post as American consul in Chihuahua, Mexico in 1909. Accompanied by his wife Eleanor. The passport was issued and signed by ACTING Secretary of State Alvey Augustus Adee. Passports issued by Adee are…

US Diplomatic Passports of Consul John E. Kehl

US Diplomatic Passports of Consul John E. Kehl

US Diplomatic Passports Kehl What you see here is the result of another vivid communication with a reader of my website. I genuinely enjoy the interaction with collectors and interested readers, as they are always exciting and often surprising. An American gentleman contacted me and told me about several passports he found during cleaning out…

US Passport 1900 issued at the Embassy in Paris

US Passport 1900 issued at the Embassy in Paris

US passport embassy Paris Ambassador in Paris was then Horace Porter (Appointed: March 19, 1897. Presentation of Credentials: May 26, 1897. Termination of Mission: Presented recall on May 2, 1905). Porter was not only an Ambassador in Paris but also an important figure of the American Civil War! US passport embassy Paris Brigadier General Horace…

Adventurous life of a chambermaid in Japan

Adventurous life of a chambermaid in Japan

Adventurous life chambermaid Japan Marta Richter was a chambermaid to German diplomat Wilhelm Solf and his wife Hanna, who went down in history as the Nazi resistance. Together with Hanna Solf, Marta Richter was even put into Gestapo custody. All her life, Marta Richter had kept Wilhelm Solf’s coat, which had been punctured and later…