And while that slender five-percent margin of women applicants were women, perhaps women traveling alone, even the well-established Margaret T. Brown, also known as the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown, one of the more famous survivors of the Titanic, had no passport when she boarded that fateful ship in April 1912, which suggests a passport was not required, as she was not traveling with her husband. Molly did not obtain a passport until 1920. On the second page of her 1920 passport application, in reference to previous passports, Molly responds, "never had one." Molly was legally separated from her husband in 1909, but even in 1920 her husband's name is given and he is referenced in the affidavit supporting her application. Molly's passport provides an example of the kind of detail one might find in passport applications.
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