Sunday, 7 February 2016

Passport Portraits of Yesteryear no. 14

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

Frank Jacob INY, a 49 year old businessman from Iraq. In July 1944 he set off on a three month business trip around the wartime Middle East. He visited Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon and Iran.

His visas for Syria and Lebanon, countries nominally still under French Mandate, were issued in Jerusalem by the 'Legation of Fighting France'– as distinguished from the 'Vichy France' which had signed an armistice with Germany in 1940.

In 1946 he arrived in Brussels, Belgium with his wife and child and continued his business of cloth export/import.

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