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Postcard - 'Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne', Philco Series, London, circa 1909 Document Reg. No: HT 29735

Summary:
Hand-coloured 'Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne', postcard from the Philco Series, no.1040A, published by the Philco Publishing Company, Holborn Place, London. The postcard has been issued and is dated 30 April 1909.

The Philco Publishing Company published a wide range of photographic view-cards, produced as collotypes and photogravures. Most of their cards were printed in Germany, although some series were produced in Italy. They were in business between approximately 1906-34.

This particular card is interesting for several reasons, one of them being the extravagant pink and white colour scheme in which the Exhibition Building has been depicted. On the card's reverse is a message written from the 'Office, Friday night' from 'Fred' to his 'dear Katie'. In the note, he talks briefly about the recent purchase of 100 bales of wool, a trip to Rosebud and meeting a friend of Katie's, a Miss Cutter, who was visiting Dromana.
Description:
A hand-coloured photographic reproduction of the Exhibition Building, probably during the early years of the twentieth century. On the reverse of the card there is space to write a message, an address and to place a stamp. The card has been issued.
Acquisition Information:
Donation, 2011
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: civic mementoes, souvenirs, buildings, postcards, royal exhibition building, exterior views
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Secondary Classification: Revenue
Tertiary Classification: souvenir postcards
Inscriptions: Back, text, lh margin: THE PHILCO PUBLISHING CO., HOLBORN PLACE, LONDON, W.C.
Back, text, upper margin: POST CARD/ FOR INLAND POSTAGE ONLY THIS SPACE MAY/ NOW BE USED FOR COMMUNICATION/ THE ADDRESS ONLY TO BE WRITTEN HERE/ PHILCO/ SERIES.
Back, text, body: [handwritten message in black pen].
Publisher: Philco Publishing Co., London, England, Great Britain, circa 1909
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1909

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