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Photograph - Exhibition Building, 1938 Image Reg. No: MM 124347

Summary:
Black & white panoramic vista comprised of two photographs of the Exhibition Buildings from an elevated vantage point on the eastern side of Nicholson Street looking west, showing the eastern nave, the French fountain in the court in front of it, the Palais Royale in the Building's eastern annexe and the director's residence, taken in 1938.

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 comrpised of two images joined together to form a single panoramic print on a page of a photograph album. The image is taken from an elevated vantage point on the eastern side of Nicholson Street, probably from the one of the Royal Terraces, looking west, showing the eastern nave, the French fountain in the court in front of it, the Palais Royale in the Building's eastern annexe and 'The Residency' - the director's residence - as it appeared in 1938. A sign can be seen at the main Nicholson Street entrance for the Palais Royale. There is a printed caption below the photograph.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 80 mm (Height), 298 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, buildings, royal exhibition building, melbourne landmarks, 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: Building & Infrastructure
Tertiary Classification: palais royale
Inscriptions: NICHOLSON STREET FRONTAGE 1938/ Palais Royale and "The Residency".
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1938

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