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Postcard - 'A Glimpse of the Exhibition Building', Southern Facade & Hochgurtel Fountain, Exhibition Building, Rose Series, Melbourne, circa 1930 Object Reg. No: SH 960452

Summary:
This is a black & white postcard of the Exhibition Building showing the Hochgurtel Fountain and the southern facade of the building circa 1930. The postcard, which is unused, was printed as part of the Rose Series P 10754, by the Rose Stereograph Company, Armadale, Victoria.

The Exhibition Building and fountain were built for the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition, which opened to visitors on 1 October 1880. The fountain was designed by Josef Hochgurtel, a young German artist from Cologne. It is Hochgurtel's only known piece of work in Australia.
Description:
A black & white photograph of the view looking north towards the southern facade of the Exhibition Building. A view of the pathway and the Hochgurtel fountain is bordered by mature trees. On the reverse of the card there is an image of a rose as well as space to write a message, an address and to place a stamp. The card is unused.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 88 mm (Height), 139 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: civic mementoes, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, fountains, postcards, exterior views, buildings
Themes this item is part of: Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Secondary Classification: Revenue
Tertiary Classification: souvenir postcards
Inscriptions: Obverse, text: THE ROSE SERIES P. 10754/ COPYRIGHT; A GLIMPSE OF THE EXHIBITION BUILDING, MELBOURNE, VIC.
Reverse, text: POST CARD; The "Rose" Series/ De Luxe; A Real Photograph/ Produced in Australia; Published by the Rose Stereograph Co.,/ Armadale, Victoria.
Publisher: Rose Stereograph Company, Armadale, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930
References: For information re Rose Stereograph Company: Cook, David, 'Picture Postcards in Australia 1898-1920' pp148-49.

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