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Newspaper Cutting - 'The International Exhibition: A View from the Balcony', The Illustrated Australian News, Melbourne, 6 Nov 1880 Document Reg. No: SH 960379

Summary:
Hand coloured wood block engraving from The Illustrated Australian News, Saturday, 6 November, 1880, p. 200, published by Ebenezer & David Syme, Melbourne.

The illustration shows a group of well-dressed men and women on the roof top balcony of the Exhibition Building during the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880. The balcony has a wooden floor and wooden balustrades, with some of the men leaning over to enjoy the view. Part of the great dome is shown to the left of the balcony and two finials are also shown.

A southerly view over the city and bay is depicted in the background with recognisable buildings including Government House and the College of Surgeons. The illustration is hand-coloured in pink, green, blue, yellow and orange. The reverse side of the page is text only, in four newspaper columns.
Description:
A hand coloured wood block engraving from The Illustrated Australian News, November 6, 1880, p. 200, printed in landscape format. The illustration shows a group of well-dressed men and women on the roof top balcony of the Exhibition Building during the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880. The balcony has a wooden floor and wooden balustrades, with some of the men leaning over to enjoy the view. Part of the great dome is shown to the left of the balcony and two finials are also shown. A southerly view over the city and bay is depicted in the background with recognisable buildings including Government House and the College of Surgeons. The illustration is lightly tinted in pink, green, blue, yellow and orange. The newspaper title, date and page number are printed in the top margin, while a caption to the image is printed below the engraving. The reverse side of the page is text only, in four newspaper columns.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 33.50 cm (Height), 51.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: exhibitions, exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, buildings, newspapers, illustrations, royal exhibition building, world fairs, historical costumes, popular culture, l.n, l. neufeld
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Melbourne International Exhibition 1880
Tertiary Classification: media coverage
Inscriptions: Front: THE ILLUSTRATED AUSTRALIAN NEWS, NOVEMBER 6,1880. - 200. Below illustration: THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION - A VIEW FROM THE BALCONY.
Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 06 Nov 1880
Publisher: Ebenezer & David Syme, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880

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