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Unites States of America : Passport (1917)

A US passport which was issued for an 18-year-old man for travelling to Europe in 1917.

A visa endorsed by the French Ambassador was placed of the backside of the document.

PHOTOGRAPH CERTIFICATION
 
This is to certify that the attached photograph bears the signature, and is a likeness of, the person to whom this passport is issued, ? witness whereof the seal of the Department of State is impressed upon the photograph.

PASSPORT EXPIRY
 
This passport expires Apr 10 1918
unless previously renewed. It must
surrendered to a customs officer
upon the return of the holder to the
United States.

PASSPORT VALIDITY
 
Good for six months from the date, unless renewed by a diplomatic or consular officer.

The person to whom this passport is issued has declared under oath that he desires it for use in visiting the countries hereinafter named, for the following objects;

England En route
France Clerk Engineer, Service Expeditionary Forces, U.S.A.

This passport is not valid for use in other countries except for necessary transit to or from the countries named, unless amended by an American diplomatic or principal consular officer.

DIPLOMATIC REQUEST
 
To all to whom these presents shall come, Greeting:

I, the undersigned, Secretary of States of the United States of America hereby request all whom it may concern to permit Clarence E. Dawson Jr. a citizen of the United States safely and freely to pass and in case of need to give him all lawful Aid and Protection.

Given under my hand and the Seal of the Department of State at the City of Washington the 10th day of October in the year 1917 and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and forty second.

Robert Lansing