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Postcard - Southern Facade, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, circa 1906 Object Reg. No: SH 960614

Summary:
This is a colour postcard of the Exhibition Building showing the southern facade with the lake in the foreground, circa 1906. The postcard, which is unused, was printed in Germany.

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 Britain until 1902 and Australia until 1905.
Description:
A colour tinted photograph of the Exhibition Building with a title overprinted in the top right hand corner in orange ink. The lake is in the foreground and the scene is reflected in the water. The card is tinted green, blue and cream. 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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 88 mm (Height), 138 mm (Width)

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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
Secondary Classification: Revenue
Tertiary Classification: souvenir postcards
Inscriptions: Obverse, text: Exhibition Buildings and Gardens, Melbourne.
Reverse, text: POST CARD; This Space may be used for Correspondence.; For Address Only.; 20784; Printed in Germany.
Place & Date Made: Germany, circa 1906

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 1906

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