Overall: 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 14 x 6.4 cm )
At bottom: "Eng'd & sold by E. P. Whaites 1. Court St"
Rectangular green ribbon with black printings of a rectangular portrait of George Washington, center, and an oval-shaped portrait of a man in military costume surrounded by the words "WELCOME/KOSSUTH".
Lajos (Louis) Kossuth (1802-1894), a leader of the Hungarian War for Independence (1848-49), came to the U.S. in 1851-52 as an official guest of the government. When Hungary's attempt at liberty and democracy had failed, America supported its cause. Thus Kossuth came to the U.S. for aid. When he landed in Battery Park, 200,000 New Yorkers greeted him, and have him an ovation second only to those previously tendered to Lafayette and Washington.
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