Passport Application

Harry Carson, US Passport Application Page 2, Ancestry.jpg
Harry Carson, US Passport Application Page 1, Ancestry.jpg

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Passport Application

Alternative Title

Application for Passport




This is a passport application submitted by Harry Carson in June of 1924. He claims citizenship through his father, Meyer Carson, as this is a “Form for Person Claiming Citizenship through Naturalization of Husband or Parent.” Harry includes details about his immigration from Russia to the United States in 1907 and the immigration of his father a year earlier. Harry states on the form that he works as a salesman and is traveling abroad for business. The first page contains his personal information and the second page has his photograph. Harry Carson was born in Russia in 1897 and immigrated to the United States in 1907. Carson and his family were Jewish, and they most likely immigrated to the United States in order to flee persecution and violence that they faced as Jews living in Russia in the early twentieth century. After arriving in the United States, Harry grew up in Rochester, New York. In April of 1915 he enlisted in the US Army and served in the 12th Cavalry Regiment until August of 1919. During his service he may have been sent to New Mexico in order to patrol the US-Mexican border. After his service, Carson worked as an intelligence agent for the FBI. He eventually moved to Florida and passed away in 1989. Carson is buried at Florida National Cemetery.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


Digital reproduction of original passport application, June 3, 1924.

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Carson, Harry




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641 KB


2 page passport application






Rochester, New York

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History Teacher


Originally created and published by the Department of State, Division of Passport Control.

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External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017.


Department of State, Division of Passport Control, “Passport Application,” RICHES, accessed February 24, 2024,