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Postcard - Southern Facade, Exhibition Building, Sunny South Series, Melbourne, circa 1906 Object Reg. No: SH 960480

Summary:
This is a colour postcard of the Exhibition Building, showing the southern facade of the building from south east across the lake circa 1906. The postcard was made as part of the Sunny South Series and is postmarked 4 January 1906.

The flags flying from the Exhibition Building indicate that the photograph used on this postcard was taken during either the Melbourne International Exhibition, 1880-1881 or the Melbourne Centennial International Exhibition, 1888-1889.

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 Australia until 1905.
Description:
A colour tinted photograph of the Exhibition Building from the south east showing the lake as extending the full length of the south face, with the building reflected in the water. The building is tinted yellow-gold. A series of red flags fly from the top of the domes and the flag poles beside the lake. On the reverse of the postcard there is a handwritten address and message. In the upper right hand corner there is a red Victorian postage stamp postmarked Melbourne 4 January 1906.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 88 mm (Height), 133 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: civic mementoes, correspondence, exterior views, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, postcards, buildings
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: Melbourne Exhibition.
Reverse, text: POST CARD.; THIS SPACE MAY BE USED FOR COMMUNICATION; ADDRESS ONLY.; The 'Sunny South' Series.
Reverse, handwritten: I have just got a letter/ from Mrs Harper, inviting me/ to spend an evening there/ & I shall probably spend/ next Tuesday evening/ with them./ AH. Mrs Poole / "Blintbonny"/ Herries St/ Toowoomba/ Queensland
Reverse, postmarked: MELBOURNE/ 2 PM/ 4-1-06/ 16
Place & Date Made: Australia, circa 1906
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1906
Addressed To: Mrs Poole, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, 04 Jan 1906
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 04 Jan 1906

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