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Postcard - Southern Facade, Exhibition Building, Stile Series, Melbourne, circa 1908 Reg. No: SH 960627
- This is a colour postcard showing a black & white view of the southern facade of the Exhibition Building circa 1908. The postcard, which is unused, was printed in Germany as part of the Melbourne 'Stile' Series published by Birn Brothers, England.
The Exhibition Building was built for the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition, which opened to visitors on 1 October 1880. By the early 20th century, picture postcards of the Exhibition Building were a popular Melbourne souvenir.
- A postcard consisting of a black & white photograph of the Exhibition Building at the top and a colour picture of a man and woman embracing by a river at the bottom. There is a comic inscription beneath the illustration. On the reverse of the card there is space to write a message, an address and to place a stamp. The card is unused.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
|Dimensions:||88 mm (Height), 138 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||civic mementoes, exterior views, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, buildings, postcards|
|Themes this item is part of:||Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING|
|Tertiary Classification:||souvenir postcards|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse, text: EXHIBITION BUILDINGS.; TO MELBOURNE; Melbourne is justly Celebrated/ for the Charm of its inhabitants,/ since I've been here I have/ had the time of my life. Reverse, text: POST CARD; FOR ADDRESS ONLY; B.B. LONDON; Printed in Germany; Melbourne 'Stile' Series|
|Publisher:||Birn Brothers, Germany, circa 1908|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Royal Exhibition Building (REB), circa 1908|
|References:||See Cook, David. 'Picture Postcards in Australia 1898-1920' pp56-57 for info re Birn Brothers.|