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Newspaper Cutting - 'Victory', The Illustrated London News, 29 Sep 1888 Object Reg. No: SH 960373

Summary:
Newspaper cutting from the front page of the Illustrated London News featuring an illustration by R Taylor of the German statue 'Victory', exhibited above the southern entrance of the (Royal) Exhibition Building during the Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition, 1 August 1888 - 31 January 1889.
Description:
Hand coloured wood engraving title page, signed in the lower RC by R. Taylor. The illustration features a statue of a female, holding a laurel wreath in her left hand with a globe of the world above. She is guarding a jeweled crown with her right hand. Below the statue is a banner declaring 'Germany Congratulates Australia'. Well dressed men and women in contemporary fashion look at the exhibits in the foreground. A man is being pushed among them in a wheelchair.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 470 mm (Height), 400 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: souvenirs, exhibitions, newspapers, trophies, illustrations, royal exhibition building, world fairs, exhibitions melbourne international centennial 1888-1889
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Melbourne Centennial Exhibition 1888
Tertiary Classification: media coverage
Inscriptions: Top of page: THE ILLUSTRATED / LONDON NEWS / No. 2580-VOL.XCIII / SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1888. / SIXPENCE. On image: AGRICULTURE / MANUFACTURE / GERMANY CONGRATULATES AUSTRALIA . Below image: ENTRANCE TO THE MELBOURNE EXHIBITION, SHOWING THE GERMAN TROPHY.
Date Printed: The Illustrated London News, London, England, Great Britain, 29 Sep 1888
Place & Date of Event: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1 Aug 1888 - 31 Jan 1889

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