Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Nearly Wordless Wednesday - Immigrant Identification Card

Issued in 1929 in Bucharest, Romania, this is our Great-Grandmother Maria Stoss's Immigrant Identification Card. 


 Her signature appears in two places - once on the card and again on the photo which is stapled to the card.
After 1928, all immigrants admitted with a visa were issued an Immigrant Identification Card with a photograph of the immigrant. The scan of the reverse side more closely captured the true color of the card.

5 comments:

Sanjay Maharaj said...

Priceless piece of treasure

kinfolknews said...

I've never seen a card like that before. I'm sure the photo is an added bonus in your research.
~Regina

Lori said...

This is an incredible piece of your family history. Very interesting! Thank you for sharing!

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

How wonderful! I must admit I had never seen one before. THANK YOU for sharing!!

Bill ;-)

http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/
Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

Joan said...

Wow, I got goosebumps from just looking at this treasure!! thanks so much for sharing it with us.