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Postcard - Eastern Facade, Exhibition Building, REM Series, Melbourne, circa 1914 Image Reg. No: SH 960613

This is a colour postcard of the Exhibition Building showing the eastern facade and southern driveway, circa 1914. The postcard was sent to Mrs Keating of Manchester, Lancashire, as a Christmas and New Year greeting. The card was printed in Saxony as part of the REM Series.

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.
A colour tinted photograph of the eastern facade of the Exhibition Building with the southern drive to the left of the image. The card is tinted blue, green and yellow. On the reverse of the postcard there is a handwritten inscription and address. In the upper right hand corner there is a red, one penny postage stamp.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 90 mm (Height), 141 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: correspondence, exterior views, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, buildings, civic mementoes, postcards, christmas cards
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 Building, Melbourne.
Reverse, text: POST CARD; R.E.M. Series; Printed in Saxony
Reverse, handwritten: O'Shanassy Street. Sunbury./ Victoria. Australia./ Nov 14th/ My Dear Lena,/ Just a line to Wish you all/ a Happy Xmas & a Bright & Prosperous/ New Year. The/ children send kisses to little/ Gordon, he will be toddling/ about nicely now./ With Every good wish to you/ all. From Fred & Ciss; Mrs Keating/ 51 Stockport Rd/ Aidwick/ Manchester/ Lancashire/ England.
Reverse, postmarked: SUNBURY/ 16 NO 14/ VIC
Place & Date Made: Saxony, Germany, by 1914
Place & Date Depicted: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1914
Addressed To: Mrs Keating
Place & Date Used: Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, 1914

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