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Postcard - Eastern Facade, Exhibition Building, REM Series, Melbourne, circa 1905 Reg. No: SH 961004
- This is a colour postcard of the Exhibition Building showing the eastern facade and southern driveway from Nicholson Street, circa 1905. The postcard, which is unused, was printed in Saxony, Germany as part of the REM Series.
The Exhibition Building was built for the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition, which opened to visitors on 1 October 1880. On 9 May 1901, it hosted the opening of the First Commonwealth Parliament of Australia. By the early 20th century, picture postcards of the Exhibition Building were a popular Melbourne souvenir.
The division of the reverse of the postcard, allowing a message to be written on one half and the address on the other, was not permitted in Australia until 1905.
- A colour tinted photograph of the Exhibition Building showing the eastern facade, southern driveway, garden beds and trees with a fence in the foreground. On the reverse of the card there is space to write a message, an address and to place a stamp. The card is unused.
|Dimensions:||140 mm (Height), 90 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||buildings, exterior views, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, civic mementoes, 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 Building, Melbourne.
Reverse, text: POST CARD.; ONLY THE ADDRESS TO BE/ WRITTEN HERE; AFFIX/ STAMP/ B 2455; R.E.M. Series.; Printed in Saxony.
|Place & Date Made:||Saxony, Germany, circa 1905
The division of the reverse of the postcard, allowing a message to be written on one half and the address on the other, was not permitted in Britain until 1902 and Australia until 1905.
|Place & Date Depicted:||Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1905|