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Cover Type: Foreign origin, inbound to USA with foreign stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Sep 1, 21
Edited on:Sep 1, 21
Postmark: Feb 18, 1899
Origin: Szeged, HUNGARY
Destination: New York, New York, UNITED STATES

Hungary 1898 2kr pale mauve, electrotype (Gibbons #41a) tied by Szeged Feb. 18, 1899 circular datestamp on picture postcard to New York, N.Y.  Picture side reads "Udvozlet Szegedrol" (Greetings from Szeged) showing scenes of the city.  New York arrival marking dated Mar. 2, 1899.

Today the inner city of Szeged has wide avenues. This is mainly due to the great flood of 1879, which wiped away the whole town (only 265 of the 5723 houses remained and 165 people died). Emperor Franz Josef visited the town and promised that "Szeged will be more beautiful than it used to be". He kept his promise, and during the next years a new, modern city emerged from the ruins, with palaces and wide streets, as shown on this postcard.

Owner's ID: 2499
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