Sheldon Whitehouse’s 1914 Diplomatic Passport
United States 1914
Sheldon Whitehouse, a career Foreign Service Officer, used this Special Passport to travel to his post at the U.S. Legation for Greece and Montenegro. It was issued on June 30, 1914, just as war was about to break out in Europe. Whitehouse used this passport from 1914 to 1918. It is stamped throughout, on both sides, and additional pages were attached to the right and lower sides to accommodate his many trips. Special Passports were issued to prominent officials traveling on government business during most of the 19th century and into the early 20th century. In 1918, the Department of State instead adopted issuing a “passeport diplomatique” (borrowing from French) for diplomats traveling on official business. Starting in 1926, Diplomatic Passports were issued to current diplomats as well as former ambassadors.
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