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Postcard - Exhibition Building & Flags of World War II, Novelty Card Company, Melbourne, circa 1939-1945 Object Reg. No: SH 961007

Summary:
This is a colour postcard of the southern facade of the Exhibition Building showing a series of coloured flags around the outside, circa 1939-1945. The postcard, which is unused, was published by the Novelty Card Company.

Flags depicted include those of Australia, United States of America, Britain, Taiwan, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and the Free French Flag. During World War II, the Great Hall of the Exhibition Building was used by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as barracks and a training centre.
Description:
A black & white photograph of the southern facade of the Exhibition Building showing trees and the lake. The photograph is surrounded by a border of coloured flags. Flags depicted include those of Australia, United States of America, Britain, Taiwan, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and the Free French Flag. On the reverse of the card there is space to write a message, an address and to place a stamp. The card is unused.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 138 mm (Height), 84 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: buildings, exterior views, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, world war ii 1939-1945, flags, postcards, civic mementoes
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: EXHIBITION BUILDINGS,/ MELBOURNE.
Reverse, text: POST CARD; ADDRESS ONLY; PUBLISHED BY THE NOVELTY CARD CO.
Publisher: Novelty Card Co., Australia, 1939-1945
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1939-1945

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