Expo 67 Passport

Posted by Scott

As evidenced by the various posts I’ve made on the subject, I’m quite fond of all things surrounding the World’s Fair Expositions. So when I found this gem on Ian Henry Smith’s Blog, Smallcano, I was pretty blown away. For someone who has fetishized all manner of official documentation since childhood, seeing an artifact that somehow combines the ideas of a passport and a 60’s-era World’s Fair Expo was pretty much the holy grail. The stamps send this thing over the top; it really doesn’t get any better. And check out the Habitat 67 stamp on the last image! I swear I’m going to get a tattoo of one of these.

According to Ian from Smallcano, he found this thing while “rooting around in [his] parents’ basement”. For me, this is basically the equivalent of those old stories about digging up a cigar box with a Honus Wagner in it. My only gripe is that the images are scans and not photos; scans don’t do objects like this justice. So Ian, if you’re reading this (I found the link through a comment he left here), thanks so much for posting these, but please shoot the passport on a nice wood table or something, a’la Insect54. That is, if you have the time, we’ll all thank you!

Via Smallcano

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d|| says:

June 15, 2010 at 7:14 am

I’m like a kid in a candy store when it comes to documented and recorded events from various time periods.


Ian says:

June 15, 2010 at 7:46 am

Definitely will photo a better version soon! Sorry about the scans, I have few resources being a college student, but I guess that’s no excuse.

Thanks for the advice/link love!


mp says:

June 15, 2010 at 8:42 am

I suggest making a trip to Montreal to see this stuff in the flesh. Lots of it still exists and turns up on Craigslist (montreal) regularly.


Chris says:

June 15, 2010 at 10:59 am

I can’t agree more. I actually used images from an Expo 67 passport in the background of my header image on my site. It should stay the theme when I do the full design, as well.