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Photograph - Plaque Commemorating Laying of the Foundation Stone, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, circa 1979 Image Reg. No: MM 124004

Summary:
Black & white photograph of a commemorative plaque, taken circa 1980. The plaque commemorates the laying of the foundation stone of the Royal Exhibition Building on 19 February 1879.

This is one of 959 photographs (or images) of the Exhibition Building collated by the Exhibition Trustees as a 10 volume pictorial history of the Exhibition Building spanning the years 1880 to 1985. The pictorial history was instigated by the centenary of the Exhibition Building in 1980 and forms part of a larger Royal Exhibition Building collection of documents, photographs, objects and research files.
Description:
A black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. There is no caption.
Description Of Content:
A close up view of a rectangular plaque. The plaque has the seal of the Commissioner for the International Exhibition at the top with 16 lines of text filling the rest of the plaque.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 190 mm (Height), 240 mm (Width)

More information

Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, buildings, royal exhibition building, royal exhibition building trustees
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Secondary Classification: Commemorative Ceremonies
Tertiary Classification: foundation stone laying
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1879

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