Cigarette Case - Brown Leather, Hungary, circa 1956 Object Reg. No: HT 929

Brown leather cigarette case used by Julius Toth. The cigarette case was one of the few possessions he brought with him when he migrated to Australia. In 1957 Julius came to Australia after he escaped the Russian invasion of Hungary, leaving his family in Hungary, he survived a dangerous journey alone to escape across the border to Austria. He was only able to bring a few possessions with him including his moulding tools, and cigarette case and photo album, which were 18th birthday presents from a sister and friend.
Beige coloured cigarette containing packet of cigarettes with one cigarette in it. Cigarette packet is for a Hungarian brand. Green background, with drawn image of a man on white background. Under image of man is a stem of leaves. Text is in black below image.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Julius Toth, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 9.00 cm (Height), 7.80 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: dimensions of case

More information

Tagged with: immigration, smoking accessories, refugees, brought goods, hungarian communities, hungarian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: mementoes
Inscriptions: on cigarette packet front: KOSSUTH/EZUST/20 cigaretta Reverse side of packet: text around circular logo: LAGYMANYOSI DOHANYGYAR/BUDAPEST
User: Mr Julius Toth, Hungary, circa 1950s
User: Mr Julius Toth, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1957-2000

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