Széchenyi László

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Title

Széchenyi László

Subject

Portrait of historical, political figure

Description

Photo of Széchenyi László [signed], “Washington, 1923 Karácsony”

Count László Széchenyi de Sárvár-felsővidék (18 February 1879 – 5 July 1938) was an Austro Hungarian military officer, Imperial Chamberlain, diplomat and venture capitalist. His great-uncle was István Széchenyi. László Széchenyi married Gladys Vanderbilt, the youngest daughter of Alice Claypoole Gwynne and Cornelius Vanderbilt II.

The Kingdom of Hungary and the United States signed a treaty establishing friendly relations on August 29, 1921. On January 11, 1922, Count László Széchenyi presented his credentials as Hungary's first Minister to the United States. He served in that role until March 31, 1933. He was transferred to the same post at the Court of Saint James in England in 1933. Source

Creator

Studio: Harris & Ewing, Washington D.C.

Source

American Hungarian Library and Historical Society

Date

Christmas 1923, Washington DC

Format

JPEG, Original: 19.3x24.1cm (25x29.6cm matt signed)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

AHLHS_P.002

Collection

Citation

Studio: Harris & Ewing, Washington D.C., “Széchenyi László,” The Hungarian Archives, accessed September 17, 2021, https://www.hungarianarchives.org/items/show/725.