Meyer Franklin Kline’s Passport

Washington, D.C. 1915

Meyer Franklin Kline, who went by Franklin, dreamed of traveling the world from a young age. At age 18, he traveled from California to Paris to visit the 1900 World’s Fair. Beginning around 1913, Franklin spent over twenty years traveling the world while working for the Osaka Mercantile Steamship Company Ltd. in Japan as the manager and editor of their annual reference book, Official Guide for Shippers & Travellers to the Principal Ports of the World. This single-page passport, issued in June 1915, was one of many Franklin used during his travels over the years. The numerous stamps it bears—not to mention the worn edges and tears—speak to the travels Franklin and his wife Mildred undertook.

  • Source/Credit: Transfer from the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State
  • Catalog Number: 2016.0011.09
  • Created: 1915
  • Acquired: 2016

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