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Postcard - Eastern Facade, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, circa 1908 Object Reg. No: SH 961478

Summary:
This is a colour postcard of the Exhibition Building showing the eastern facade and southern drive with two fences in the foreground, circa 1908. The postcard was sent from Melbourne to Miss Kirkpatrick, 'The Briars', West Street, Casino, New South Wales and is postmarked 29 December 1908.

The Exhibition Building was built for the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition, which opened to visitors on 1 October 1880. On 9 May 1901, it hosted the opening of the First Commonwealth Parliament of Australia. By the early 20th century, picture postcards of the Exhibition Building were a popular Melbourne souvenir.
Description:
A colour tinted photograph of the Exhibition Building showing the eastern facade from Nicholson Street with the roadway and fences in the foreground. On the reverse of the card there is handwritten inscription and address and a Victorian one penny postage stamp in the top right hand corner.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1996
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 90 mm (Height), 190 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: correspondence, exterior views, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, civic mementoes, buildings, postcards, christmas
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.
Reverse, text: POST CARD.; THE OPPOSITE MAY BE USED FOR/ CORRESPONDENCE TO ALL COUNTRIES/ WITH THE EXCEPTION OF U.S.A & JAPAN; This Space for Address only.
Reverse, handwritten: Dear Phyllis, Many/ thanks for Christmas/ Box, was very much/ pleased with the/ mats. With all/ good wishes/ for the coming/ year, from/ Gran; Miss Kirkpatrick/ "The Briars"/ West St./ Casino/ N.S.W.
Place & Date Made: Victoria, Australia, circa 1908
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1908
Addressed To: Miss Kirkpatrick, Australia, 1908

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