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.


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.

Lori H 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 ;-)
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.