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Postcard - Exhibition Building & General Post Office, Ward, Lock & Co, Melbourne, circa 1910 Object Reg. No: SH 960672

Summary:
This is a black & white postcard of Melbourne showing the southern facade of the Exhibition Building and the Melbourne General Post Office, circa 1910. The postcard, which was made by Ward, Lock & Co, was sent by Ethel Lane from Canterbury to Miss D Lane in London as a Christmas greeting. The card is dated 22 November 1910 and was printed in England.
Description:
A postcard featuring two round, black & white photographs on the front. One photograph is of the General Post Office and the other is of the southern facade of the Exhibition Building. Above the two images the title 'Greetings from Melbourne' is written in red. On the reverse of the card there is a handwritten inscription and address. There is no stamp or postmark.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 90 mm (Height), 140 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: civic mementoes, correspondence, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, exterior views, postcards, buildings, christmas cards
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: Greetings from Melbourne; GENERAL POST OFFICE,; EXHIBITION BUILDING,
Reverse, text: POST CARD/ REAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SERIES.; The Address to be written here.; Ward, Lock & Co., Ltd., London, Melbourne and Toronto./ PRINTED IN ENGLAND.
Reverse, handwritten: Canterbury/ 22.11.10/ With best wishes for/ a very happy/ Christmas, from/ Ethel Lane; Miss D Lane./ Glenaladale./ Woburn Place./ Russel Sqr./ London; Eng.
Publisher: Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd., London, England, Great Britain, circa 1910
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1910
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne GPO, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1910
Addressed To: Miss D Lane, London, England, Great Britain, 1910
Date Used: 1910

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