Passport, Lubec, 1923

Contributed by Lubec Historical Society


Passports were used only intermittently by the United States, mostly during wars, until the 1920s. This early example reads, “The undersigned Secretary of State of the United States of America hereby request all whom it may concern to permit Carleton M. Pike a citizen of the United States safely and freely to pass and in case of need to give him all lawful Aid and Protection.

“This passport valid for use only in the following countries and for objects specified unless asmended” with “All Countries” and “Travel“ at “Object of Visit” handwritten in ink. Signed in facsimile by Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes (1862-1948).

The inside pages state that the passport expires on June 12, 1924 and carries rubber stamps and other endorsements from foreign nations. The explanation for excising half of the red seal is not at hand.

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About This Item

  • Title: Passport, Lubec, 1923
  • Creation Date: 1923-06-12
  • Subject Date: 1923-06-12
  • Town: Lubec
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink and photograph on paper
  • Dimensions: 30.8 cm x 22.2 cm
  • Local Code: Pike 39 jpg
  • Collection: Davis Pike
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Lubec Historical Society
135 Main Street, Lubec, ME 04652

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