Passport Application

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Passport Application

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Application for Passport


World War, 1914-1918


The passport application for Giosue Nasso (1894-1961), which was submitted in Jamaica, New York, on September 29, 1922. The application contains the demographic information for the applicant, including name, height, descriptions of forehead, eyes, nose, mouth, chin, hair, complexion, face, and distinguishing marks, photographs of the applicants, and an oath of citizenship and allegiance.

Nasso was born on October 13, 1894, although his tombstone claims that he was born on December 12, 1894. He came to New York as an Italian immigrant at the age of nineteen. Before he got married to Santina, he registered for the draft on May 29, 1918, and served during World War I. By 1940, Santina and Giosue had four children: Vincent, Peter, Theresa, and Carmen. For the remainder of his life, Giosue lived in Brooklyn. He died on June 3, 1961 at the age of sixty-seven, and was buried in the Long Island National Cemetery in New York. However, he was relocated to the Florida National Cemetery, where he was buried along with his wife. "Together Forever" is written on Santina's side of tombstone.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program. 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.

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Jamaica, Queens, New York

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

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Ortiz, Samuel

External Reference

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



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