Sunday, September 12, 2010

Pictures of Relatives: Passport applications

Another way of finding what may be the only photograph of a relative is from a passport application.  Ancestry.com features applications from 1795-1925, though the collection is not complete.  The earlier applications contain a physical description, while the later applications may contain that coveted photograph.

I found a picture of Alexander Lutter, one of the Chicago Lutters that I research.  This is from his application dated 2 July 1920.

I wouldn't say that he resembles my known Lutters of the time period, but the photo is still wonderful to have.