Monday, 4 January 2016

Passport Portraits of Yesteryear No. 12

Continuing the series of passport photographs from my collection.
Peruse and wonder.

Mr Robert Stevenson, a planter, and his wife, May. He, born in India; she, born in Manchester UK. These are their photographs on their Straits Settlement passport which they used in 1917 to visit her family in Manchester. In this wartime city they were issued with two cards by the Manchester Food Control Committee. In 1919, Mr Stevenson and his four months pregnant wife left Singapore again, travelling via Marseille to the UK where in February 1920 May gave birth to their first child, Robert Radford. Five months later the new family returned via Burma to Singapore.

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