Samuel Waller’s 1859 Passport
Washington, D.C. 1859
1859 U.S. passport used by businessman Samuel Mills Waller of Connecticut. The unusual symbol at the top – an eagle with a lyre – was added to the U.S. passport design by Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, who served from 1817-1825. Adams developed the seal himself, which symbolizes the civilizing effect Orpheus (of ancient Greek mythology) and his lyre had on “savage man”.
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(1859). Samuel Waller's 1859 Passport [Object]. National Museum of American Diplomacy, Washington, D.C., United States. https://diplomacy.state.gov/items/samuel-wallers-1859-passport