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Postcard - Southern Facade, Exhibition Building, Rose Series, Melbourne, circa 1943 Object Reg. No: SH 960621

Summary:
This is a black & white postcard showing the southern facade of the Exhibition Building circa 1943. The postcard, which is unused, was printed as part of the Rose Series P594.

Although this postcard is undated, there is an identical one in Museum Victoria's collection which can be dated to circa 1943. This identical postcard contains an inscription written by a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) trainee. The Great Hall of the Exhibition Building was used by the RAAF as barracks and a training centre between 1941 and 1946.
Description:
A monochrome postcard showing the southern facade of the Exhibition Building with the lake and gardens 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.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 85 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 BUILDING, MELBOURNE, VIC; SOUTHERN CROSS SERIES P594
Reverse, text: REAL PHOTO; POST CARD; THE "ROSE" SERIES DE LUXE; PRODUCED IN AUSTRALIA; PUBLISHED BY "THE ROSE STEREOGRAPHS/ Armadale, Victoria.
Publisher: Rose Stereograph Company, Armadale, Victoria, Australia, circa 1943
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1943
References: See Cook, David. 'Picture Postcards in Australia'. pp148-149 for info re Rose Stereograph Co.

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