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Myla BAKER and her 1928 U.S. Passport

On October 29, 1999, I bought a U.S. Passport in an antique store in New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas, USA for $25.00. It was issued to Myla BAKER on June 19th, 1928. There is a lot of information in this little book, but I seem to come up with many questions. Who was Myla BAKER? Oddly enough, I eventually found quite a bit about this world traveler. Please note that she is not related to me.

Summer 2001 update: I asked a friend of mine if he could tell me the countries visited and any thing else about the passport. He surprised me with page by page notes and a report. Thank you, RW!

August 2002 update: I received an email from CK of Germany who translated and explained many of the stamps plus cleared up an error or two in the translations. Thank you too, CK!

October 2006 update: I received an email from PP saying the Gunter Hotel "is still in existence on Houston Street and is currently owned by the Sheraton Company." It does seem a bit odd that I never included this tidbit of information. It is the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA. So, PP, thanks for pointing out this oversight. 

August 2008 update:

  • Expanded and revamped the web site and moved here.

  • Combined the physical description of Myla BAKER's passport together with the story behind her European tour.

  • Rescanned the passport for new images.

  • Compiled some of census records that listed Myla BAKER.

  • Compiled a few records about T. B. BAKER and Earl BAKER.

  • Compiled various newspaper articles mentioning Myla BAKER in the Society pages.

  • Compiled various newspaper articles mentioning Myla BAKER in the Texas Court System.

  • Compiled a list of hotels that were either owned, leased or managed by the BAKER family or the Baker Hotel Company:

December 2012 update: Once again there are people talking about restoring the Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas, USA. Here are a few links:

August 2013 update: More information can be found here:

Attention all prop masters for "Cabaret" and "Anything Goes": After two emailed requests for the exact description of this 1928 U.S. passport for a prop in a theatre production, I decided to publish the information online. Email Me and let me know if it is useful.

Please Note: I am not related to the Baker family. I simply bought Myla BAKER's passport in an antique store then created a web page about it.

Last updated: July 19, 2016

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