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Postcard - Southern Facade, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 1900-1905 Reg. No: SH 960652
- This is a colour postcard of the southern facade of the Exhibition Building 1900-1905. The postcard was sent to Mr HR Welham, Imperial Coffee Palace, Burnie, Tasmania in January 1905.
Although the card has no manufacturer's mark it was most probably made by Robert Jolley of Melbourne. There is an identical postcard made by Robert Jolley in Museum Victoria's collection. Robert Jolley began postcard production in Melbourne around 1900.
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.
- A colour tinted photograph of the Exhibition Building and lake from the south east. The image is surrounded by a grey border with space for a brief message below the image. On the reverse of the postcard is a handwritten address in purple ink. In the upper right hand corner is a Victorian postage stamp.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
|Dimensions:||89 mm (Height), 136 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||buildings, civic mementoes, correspondence, 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: Exhibition Building, Melbourne.
Obverse, handwritten: We are leaving in morning for Woodend & Daylesford/ and going to Ballarat Saturday. Will write when I come/ back. E.W.
Reverse, text: THE ADDRESS ONLY TO BE WRITTEN ON THIS SIDE.
Reverse, handwritten: Mr. H. R. Welham/ Imperial Coffee Palace/ Burnie/ Tasmania.
Reverse, postmarked: WOODEND/ FE 6/ 05/ VICTORIA
|Publisher:||Robert Jolley, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1900-1905
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 Britain until 1902 and Australia until 1905.
|Place & Date Depicted:||Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1900-1905|
|Addressed To:||Mr H Welham, Burnie, Tasmania, Australia, 1900-1905|
|Place & Date Used:||Woodend, Victoria, Australia, 1905|