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Unknown [New York, NY- Hungarian Fund Egy Forint $1]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.358 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: New York, New York Type: Object Date: 1914 Pagination: 1 banknote : paper : black ; 9 x 19.5 cm.

A souvenir banknote from a fundraiser in New York City held by Hungarian patriot, Lajos Kossuth, who led a failed rebellion in Hungary in 1848.

Robert "Bob" Stone was a Bombardier in World War II and served in the Pacific Front. These letters, were compiled by Bob's wife, Sheila M. Stone, and Ali Adair into a book named Letters in a Box. This book details Bob's service to his country, and his life after the war. Bob's letters were donated to the collection by his wife, Sheila M. Stone, in 2017. It contains a variety of letters, postcards, patches, pins, photographs, and scrapbooks that relate to Bob's training and combat missions.

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