How can anything without a picture be a valid ID? LOL.
"Back in the day," I found myself in possession of a draft card that had no no photo on it. Yet, I could use it to purchase items legally available only to those 21 or older. Funny, the name was different than mine and it listed my height at 6'-4" and I'm really only 5'-7" and my age as 24 when I was 17. It really varies from place to place on what an acceptable ID is.