Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Passport Portraits of Yesteryear no. 32

Continuing the series of passport portraits in my collection.
Peruse and wonder.
Hortense Marie Stulz, a sixteen year old girl born in Toulon, France; the description in her Swiss passport  reveals that she has brown eyes and her height is marked as 'tall' to which somebody has added, '1metre64' in pencil.

She lives at 40, rue du Marché, Geneva and has been issued this passport to enable her to visit her father who lives in Toulon, France.

Throughout the rest of the Great War she regularly visits him, travelling by train via the frontier station at Bellegarde. By 1919, he has moved to 5 rue Diderot in Nice and she is obliged to travel through Vengtimiglia, Italy, to reach him.

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