Sunday, November 7, 2010

Grandpa - On the Road


My grandpa's passport, stamped wildly during his European travels after college.



How great are the USA hole punches?  (Also interesting to see how little things have changed on the international relations front).


The scariest and most historically relevant of the pages by far

10 comments:

Callie Grayson said...

What a great keepsake of your grandfathers travels.
I did notice the stamp on the last image. wow.

Salabencher said...

Cool.. I spend most of my free time doing genealogy/DNA and love researching my ancestors. Great document..

Stacey said...

Brilliant! How fantastic you have this document. Your family has the most wonderful treasures and stories. Thanks for letting us in on them too.

victoria thorne said...

utterly marvelous. beautiful. and yes, that last one is scary. his picture is simply magnificent, isn't it?

Veuve said...

Old passports are so beautiful. And the photos used are so much better than the awful mug shots now!

April said...

Good lord, that's a handsome man!

Sabine said...

I was looking at his signature. What a wonderful loop on the y. Thanks for sharing!

Ann
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dz said...

Amazing to look at these things even when you don't know the person at all. Any idea how he earned the "Not valid for travel in Spain" stamp in the first image? I would LOVE to hear that story!

Hollister H. Hovey said...

Spanish Civil War and Franco!

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