Posted 6 months ago
Anyone here collect old passports? Over the years I have found a few, the oldest of which is a Russian one from 1891 issued to a family of seven, husband, wife and five children for a trip to Germany. This passport was issued to a whole family for the purpose of a specific trip. Three languages are used, Russian for the issuer. German for the destination and French which was the international language of the day. The family must have stayed in Germany as there is no indication that they returned to Russia. The family may have been Ukrainian since there is a German consulate stamp from Kiev. Since the passport was in an antique mall in Appleton, Wisconsin I would guess that the family did not stay in Germany very long.