A while ago this link to Hungarian Passport photographs crossed my path.
What is absolutely amazing about Flikr user mákvirág’s photo stream is the sheer number of historical photographs they have. Over 23,000 as of this writing covering not only Hungary but India, China, Lebanon, Morocco, Japan and Sweeden just to name a few.
Several of the galleries have descriptions and names of the people in the photographs as well and all are a pleasure to look at.
Photo: Flickr user mákvirág, From Album – “Passport from Japan 1917-1918, pt. 2 – Photos from “Emergency Passport Applications, 1917-1918: US Consulate in Tokyo”” at https://flic.kr/p/Cuhfcy (accessed 10 Dec 2016)
While I have only viewed some of the images, many of them seem to be courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration and I don’t see a great way to search them (though I am not a Flickr user and that may make a difference.
I’d love to know if you locate one of your relatives in these photos. Leave a comment below if you do!
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After posting the link in this article, I was contacted via the comments (read in full below,) by the author himself, Louis Takács aka mákvirág. Among other insights, he let us know that the images are indexed on Ancestry.com. There is another way to search through the images.
Unfortunately, searching for names/terms is a bit tricky. You have to open another URL:
and add your search term (surname, village name, etc.) in the search box. Flickr no longer provides a direct link in the interface.
Thank you Louis for the fantastic updates.
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|1.||￪||Photo: Flickr user mákvirág, From Album – “Passport from Japan 1917-1918, pt. 2 – Photos from “Emergency Passport Applications, 1917-1918: US Consulate in Tokyo”” at https://flic.kr/p/Cuhfcy (accessed 10 Dec 2016)|