Print - Sketch of the Grand Organ, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 1880 Image Reg. No: MM 124042

A print of Black & white sketch depicting the Grand Organ at the western extremity of the Great Hall, 1880. The Grand Organ was built in 1879-1880 by George Fincham of Richmond and was last played in 1920. The organ was removed between May and August 1965.

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 1980. 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.
A black & white silver gelatin print on a page of a photograph album. There is a caption below the photograph.
Description Of Content:
Sketch of the inside of the Great Hall with people standing. The view is from the eastern end of the hall looking down to the western end and the Grand Organ.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 160 mm (Height), 240 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, buildings, royal exhibition building, organs
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Secondary Classification: Building & Infrastructure
Tertiary Classification: organ
Inscriptions: Removal of Grand Organ May 26th-August 27th 1965./ The Grand Organ built 1879-80 by George Fincham of Richmond for/ 5,560 was located a thte western extremity of the Great Hall and/ occupied a frontage of 63 feet by a height of 45 feet from floor. The/ organ had 78 stops and 4,726 pipes. It was last played in 1920 -/ Artist's impression 1880.
Format: Print - Engraving: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880-1881

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