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Postcard - South West Facade, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, circa 1908 Object Reg. No: SH 960509

Summary:
This is a black & white postcard of the Exhibition Building showing the south west facade of the building and the gardens in the foreground, circa 1908. It shows an electric light, urn and fence within the garden. The postcard, which is unused, was printed in Belgium.

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.
Description:
A black & white photograph of the Exhibition Building from the south west corner showing garden in foreground with roses in flower, trees and shrubs. 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: 87 mm (Height), 138 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: civic mementoes, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, buildings, postcards, exterior views
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 Building. - Melbourne
Reverse, text: POST CARD.; THIS SPACE MAY BE USED FOR/ CORRESPONDENCE; THIS SPACE FOR NAME AND/ ADDRESS; PRINTED/ IN/ BELGIUM
Place & Date Made: Belgium, circa 1908

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 1908

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