front: War Zone Pass, Hoboken, U.S. Customs Service, May 21, 1918
|Title||Photos of War Zone Pass, U.S. Customs Service, Port of New York issued to Liberantonio Bonsanto, 417 Jefferson St., Hoboken, N.J., May 21, 1918.|
|Object Name||Card, Identification|
|Collection||World War I Collection|
|Credit||Gift of Jim Rosati.|
|Description||Photographs of War Zone Pass, U.S. Customs Service, Port of New York issued to Liberantonio Bonsanto, 417 Jefferson St., Hoboken, N.J., May 21, 1918. |
Digital images only of both sides of document.
Front: printed form with holographic entries; inkstamps: serial number, date, signature of the Surveyor of Customs; identification photo upper left with blind embossed validation seal at upper left corner.
Back: printed text regarding the pass regulations; ruled block for thumb print (which is not present); ink signature of passholder Bonsanto.
Pass holder was employed as a laborer by the Wkn. [Weehawken] Freight Handling Company. He was at that time a foreign national and was drafted into the U.S. Army circa four weeks after this pass was issued (see notes at below.)
Donor Jim Rosati related in a September 2012 email and telephone conversation: I am sending images of my Grandfather’s pass. He lived in Hoboken from 1913 to 1919. He ended up getting drafted about 4 weeks later and spent a year in France, coming back to Hoboken in (June) 1919. He made at least one more trip to Hoboken in 1924 for a US passport. He sailed to Italy in January 1925 and brought home a bride, my grandmother, in July 1925.
(Rosati related that his grandfather’s military service (with honors) expedited his application for American citizenship; address in Hoboken was that of his brother who had preceded Liberantonio’s arrival in Hoboken.)
identification card; ID; security
|Year Range from||1918|
|Year Range to||1918|
|Search Terms||417 Jefferson St.|
| ||World War I|
| ||U.S. Customs Service|
| ||Weehawken Freight Handling Co.|
|Notes||Images were scans sent by donor who received them from another relative as is; no larger file size available.|
|Caption||front: War Zone Pass, Hoboken, U.S. Customs Service, May 21, 1918|
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