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Photo:    Portrait of Katinka Károlyi by Austrian painter John Quincy Adams.

Countess Katinka Károlyi and the great-grandson of US president Adams

Did the great-grandson of US president John Quincy Adams paint the gorgeous portrait of Katinka Károlyi? Well, it is surprising and it is true. A hundred years ago Countess Katinka (Catherine) Andrássy, the Red Countess, was a celebrated beauty in Hungary. She was born in 1892 into a powerful noble family and after a privileged upbringing she married the super-rich […]

by · December 28, 2015 · Culture
Children with Christmas tree and presents at Ellis Island in the early 1900s

Christmas at Ellis Island

This Christmas, we’re offering our readers at HFP a little historical glimpse into the holidays for immigrants to the U.S. in 1908, through the eyes of Miss M. L. Woodberry. Tens of thousands of Hungarians immigrated to Canada and the Unites States in the first decades of the tentieth century. Those arriving in the U.S. would have experienced Ellis Island. We’ll […]

by · December 24, 2015 · Culture
Ambassador Bell (in the middle) with Ms. Edith Lauer and Mr. Zsolt Szekeres of the Hungarian American Coalition.

Thank you, Ambassador Colleen Bell!

Almost a year ago, Senator John McCain blasted Colleen Bell on the US Senate floor: “We’re about to vote on a totally unqualified individual to be ambassador to a nation which is very important to our national security interest. Her qualifications are as a producer of the television soap opera The Bold and The Beautiful, who contributed $800,000 to Obama […]

by · October 31, 2015 · Politics