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Roseate - The Melbourne Rose, Samuel Thomas Gill, circa 1860 Document Reg. No: HT 21240

Summary:
1860s, novelty souvenir, Roseate featuring 28 miniature engraved vignettes of Melbourne, Geelong and Williamstown streetscapes, buildings, etc. It was printed by C. Adler of Hamburg. It folds into quarters to form a small bouquet of pink roses printed in colour. The engravings derive from Victoria Illustrated and other images by Samuel Thomas Gill, which was published in 1857.
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Engraved and chromolithographed circular roseate novelty souvenir, opened approximately 260 mm (extreme diameter); with four fold lines, as issued. Folded to form a small bouquet of pink roses printed in colour, the piece opens to form a circle with twenty-eight separate miniature engraved vignettes of (mainly) Melbourne streetscape.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 230 mm (Height), 230 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: souvenirs, buildings, artists, history of melbourne
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Travel
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Front, printed, black ink: GT. COLLINS ST. MELBOURNE / QUEEN'S WHARF / HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT / PUBLIC LIBRARY / MELBOURNE / ST. PETER'S CHURCH EASTERN HILL / MELBOURNE / PRINCES BRIDGE / UNIVERSITY / ST. PAUL'S CHURCH / CT. BOURKE ST. MELBOURNE / WETLEYAN (sic)CHURCH / FROM C. ADLER'S PRINTING ESTABLISHMENT HAMBURG.
Artist: Mr Samuel Gill, Victoria, Australia, circa 1860
Printer: C. Adler Printing Establishment, Hamburg, Germany, circa 1860

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