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Postcard - Southern Facade & Hochgurtel Fountain, Exhibition Building, Colour Tech Productions, Melbourne, circa 1990 Object Reg. No: SH 960879

This is a colour postcard of the Exhibition Building, showing the southern facade and Hochgurtel Fountain with grass and gardens in the foreground, circa 1990. The postcard, which is unused, was published in Canberra by Colour Tech Productions Pty Ltd. The photograph was taken by Robert Schorn.

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.
A colour photograph of the southern facade of the Exhibition Building showing the Hochgurtel Fountain, flower beds, lawn and framed by the foliage of a tree. On the reverse of the card there is text about the Exhibition Building and space for a message, address and stamp. The card is unused.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Betty Durre, 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 102 mm (Height), 140 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: buildings, civic mementoes, exterior views, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, fountains, postcards
Themes this item is part of: Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Secondary Classification: Revenue
Tertiary Classification: souvenir postcards
Inscriptions: Obverse, text: MELBOURNE/ VICTORIA
Reverse, text: MELBOURNE/ AUSTRALIA/ The Exhibition Buildings are one of the many/ beautiful buildings in the city. Constructed in/ 1880 and set in well maintained gardens.; Published by Colour Tech Productions Pty. Ltd./ Canberra (062) 88-3508; Copyright by Robert Schorn.; I AM AN/ AUSTRALIAN/ PRODUCT/ PLEASE SHOW/ ME TO YOUR/ FRIENDS./ COPYRIGHT; ADDRESS; POSTCODE; CTM 120 RP; Printed in Australia
Publisher: Colour Tech Productions Pty. Ltd., Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, circa 1990
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1990
Photographer: Robert Schorn, Australia, circa 1990

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