From the National Archives of the United States, this is Lizzie Borden’s passport from a trip to Europe just before her 30th birthday. She signed the passport on 4 June 1890 (123 years ago this week). It was just little over two years later, on 4 August 1892, that her father and stepmother were killed in the now infamous axe murders.
A neat fact: “Photographs were not required for passports until the end of 1914, so on Lizzie Borden’s application, there is only a written “description of applicant.” Lizzie declared that she is five feet, three inches tall with grey eyes, light brown hair, and a ‘full’ face.”
Source: [National Archives: Prologue Magazine]