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Postcard - Eastern Facade & Forecourt, Exhibition Building, Valentine & Sons, Melbourne, circa 1915 Object Reg. No: SH 960514

Summary:
This is a colour postcard of the Exhibition Building showing the eastern facade from Nicholson Street circa 1915. The photograph shows the French Fountain and several statues, people walking in the grounds, the Eastern Annexe, electricity poles, lamp posts and the tram line on Nicholson Street. The postcard, which is unused, was printed in Great Britain by Valentine & Sons Publishing Co. Ltd.
Description:
A colour tinted photograph of the Exhibition Building showing the eastern facade, annexe to the right, circular garden and path, statuary and lamps in garden, metal fence and gates into Nicholson Street, notices, statues and people. 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), 136 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: buildings, civic mementoes, exterior views, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, postcards, fountains
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, Melbourne; 300215 JV
Reverse, text: POST CARD.; PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN; This space may be used for communication.; The Address only to be written/ here; The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Ltd., Melbourne
Publisher: Valentine & Sons Publishing Co Ltd, Scotland, Great Britain, circa 1915
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1915
References: For info re Valentine & Sons see: Cook, D 'Picture Postcards in Australia 1898-1920', 1985, p153-154.

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