Plate

Plate
Title
Plate
Date 
1850-1860
Medium 
Iron, tin
Dimensions 
Overall: 1/8 x 4 3/8 in. ( 0.3 x 11.1 cm )
Description 
Tinned sheet iron plate with rolled rim and letters of the alphabet stamped on brim; at center, stamped portrait bust of Louis Kossuth surrounded by inscription.
Object Number 
INV.9730
Marks 
stamped: on obverse: "KOSSUTH GOVERNOR OF HUNGARY AND GUEST OF AMERICA, THE FRIEND AND ADVOCATE OF UNIVERSAL FREEDOM"
Gallery Label 
Louis Kossuth (1802-1894), leader of the unsuccessful Hungarian revolution of 1848, toured the U.S. in 1851-52 seeking support for Hungarian independence.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group