Eleanor Wilson’s Passport

Washington, D.C. 1887

While the way that passports look has changed a lot since 1887, their purpose has not — to identify an international traveler as a national of a given country. A 19-year-old woman from Washington, D.C. named Eleanor Salome Wilson was issued this U.S. passport for a grand trip that included stops in England, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Morocco, Egypt, and Constantinople. It was signed by Secretary of State Thomas Bayard.

  • Source/Credit: Gift of the Diplomacy Center Foundation
  • Catalog Number: 2021.0007.01
  • Created: 1887
  • Acquired: 2021

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