Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Passport Portraits of Yesteryear no. 16

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

February 1918 on the Cote d'Azur and Mr. Marc Antoine Johnston-Lavis, a Medical Captain in the British Red Cross who is working in Pouquerolles, wishes to travel to Nice on family business.

This is his photograph on his military laissez passer issued to him to allow him to undertake the journey in his car.

He has his wife with him but their nine year old son is in boarding school in England and comes out to visit them in holiday time by taking the packet boat from Southampton to Le Havre and then the train to Nice.

Let us hope that this document facilitated a family reunion.

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