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Human identification. Representation of a historical passport showing a collage of a portrait from the 1920s, with a passport fingerprint, writing and an official stamp
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Media ID 6412327
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This print from Science Photo Library takes us on a journey through time, showcasing the evolution of human identification. The image features a historical passport that serves as a powerful symbol of our quest to establish and preserve individual identity. The collage within the passport is an amalgamation of various elements, each representing a different facet of identification. A striking portrait from the 1920s captures the essence of an era long gone, reminding us of the individuals who once held this document in their hands. Alongside it, a fingerprint acts as an indelible mark unique to every person - a testament to our distinctiveness. The presence of writing signifies official documentation and record-keeping, essential components in establishing one's identity throughout history. An official stamp adds an air of authority and authenticity, serving as proof that this passport was recognized by those in power at its time. This thought-provoking image not only highlights how far we have come in terms of technology and research but also emphasizes the importance placed on personal identification for legal purposes. It prompts contemplation about how advancements such as facial recognition and modern ID cards have revolutionized these processes today. Science Photo Library has masterfully captured this fusion between science, history, and technology within one frame – offering viewers a glimpse into humanity's ongoing pursuit to understand ourselves better through forensic investigation and identification methods.
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