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Postcard - South West Facade, Exhibition Building, Melbourne Series, Melbourne, circa 1920 Image Reg. No: SH 960633

This is a black & white postcard of the Exhibition and State Parliament Buildings showing the south west facade with gardens and an unmade pathway in the foreground, circa 1920. The postcard, which was sent from Sydney to Belgium in 1920, was produced as part of the Melbourne Series by Australian Enamellers (RPN).

The Victorian Parliament occupied the western annexe of the Exhibition Building from 1901 to 1927.
A black & white photograph of the Exhibition Building with gardens and an unmade pathway in the foreground. The photograph is surrounded by a narrow white border with the title beneath the image. On the reverse of the postcard there is a handwritten inscription and address in blue ink. In the upper right hand corner there is a brown three halfpence Australian postage stamp.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 89 mm (Height), 140 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: civic mementoes, correspondence, exterior views, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, buildings, postcards
Themes this item is part of: Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Secondary Classification: Revenue
Tertiary Classification: souvenir postcards
Inscriptions: Obverse, text: Exhibition and State Parliament Buildings, Melbourne.
Reverse, text: POST CARD; Produced by Australian Enamellers (R.P.N.).
Reverse, handwritten: (?) L. Vanderberg/ (?) [illegible]
Reverse, postmarked: SYDNEY/ (?)/ AU20/ 1920/ N.S.W.
Publisher: Australian Enamellers, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920
References: See Cook, David. 'Picture Postcards in Australia 1898-1920' for information regarding postcards.

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