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Postcard - Southern Facade, Exhibition Building, Melbourne, post 1905 Reg. No: SH 960607
- This is a black & white postcard of the Exhibition Building, showing the southern facade with the lake in the foreground, post 1905. The postcard, which was printed in Germany, was sent to Miss Edith Quittenton, 'Hasleuire', Canterbury.
Although the black & white photograph on this postcard depicts the Exhibition Building in the 1800s, the postcard was not manufactured until 1905 at the earliest. 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.
- A black & white photograph of the southern facade of the Exhibition Building. There is a lake, shrubs and trees in the foreground and the building is reflected in the water. On the reverse of the card there is a handwritten address in black ink. The postage stamp has been removed but the postmark, Canterbury, remains. There is no date.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
|Dimensions:||88 mm (Height), 138 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||correspondence, exterior views, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, buildings, civic mementoes, 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: The Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Reverse, text: POST CARD; This space may be used for correspondence.; The address only to be written here.; Printed in Germany
Reverse, handwritten: Miss Edith Quittenton/ 'Hasleuire'/ Canterbury.
Reverse, postmarked: CANTERBURY; (?)
|Place & Date Made:||Germany, circa 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, 1880-1890|
|Addressed To:||Miss Edith Quittenton, Australia, post 1905|
|Place & Date Used:||Canterbury, Victoria, Australia, post 1905|