The Suit: Uniform of the Modern Man
The Statue of Tyrannicide
Hokusai: The Great Wave
The Invention of Eye Glasses
The Camelia, the Flower of Emancipation
Making HistoryThe Passport - A Paper Border
The object seems recent: its international standardisation is barely a century old, and yet questions of identification and control have never ceased to haunt the history of societies. For the passport was invented to control populations considered dangerous: Vagrants, deserters, illegal immigrants.