Grand Tour Ladies’ Passport Applications
Carrie and Anna Borden and Lizzie all applied for passports on the same day. Ellen Shove’s application comes from 1889 as does Elizabeth Brayton’s. The hunt is still on for Miss Cox and Sarah Brayton’s passport application. Unfortunately, photos were not required at the time. Interesting to note the average height of ladies was 5′ 3″-5’4, with “Roman” nose and “fair” complexion listed as descriptions of personal traits. Lizzie’s passport application is included in the March article at the link above, and lists her hair as light brown – putting an end to Lizzie the Redhead myth.