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Postcard - Sketch of the Royal Exhibition Building & Centenary Celebrations, Honey Clarke, Melbourne, 1980 Reg. No: SH 960695
- This is a black & white postcard featuring a sketch of the southern facade of the Exhibition Building, made in 1980. The postcard shows two children in the foreground holding a banner and was made to celebrate the building's centenary in 1980. The card was published by Honey Clarke, 21 Rotherwood St, Richmond, Victoria.
- A black & white line drawing of the southern facade of the Exhibition Building. In the foreground on the left there is a girl in 1880s fashion holding a hoop and on the right there is a boy standing on a skateboard wearing 1980 fashion. The two children are holding a banner between them. In the upper left hand corner there is a hot air balloon. On the reverse of the postcard there is text explaining the history of the Exhibition Building, space for a message, an address and a postage stamp. The card is unused.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
|Dimensions:||102 mm (Height), 149 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||buildings, centenaries, civic mementoes, exterior views, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, postcards|
|Themes this item is part of:||Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING|
|Tertiary Classification:||souvenir postcards|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse, text: 1880-1980/ Exhibition Building Melbourne; EH
Reverse, text: HONEY/ CLARKE; 21 Rotherwood St Richmond Victoria 3121 Australia; EXHIBITION BUILDING CENTENARY/ 1880-1980/ Designed by Joseph Reed and finished in 1880/ for Victoria's first international exhibition,/ the Exhibition Building stands as a splendid/ reminder of "Marvellous Melbourne".
|Publisher:||Honey Clarke, Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1980|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1980|