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Postcard - Southern Facade, Exhibition Building, Robert Jolley, Melbourne, post 1905 Object Reg. No: SH 960685

Summary:
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 made by Robert Jolley, was sent to JB Roberts, c/o Mrs Skillman, 52 Penn Road Villas, Holloway, London.

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.
Description:
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 inscription and address in black ink. The postage stamp has been removed and the postmark is illegible.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Trustees of the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 88 mm (Height), 138 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: buildings, civic mementoes, correspondence, exterior views, royal exhibition building, souvenirs, postcards
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: The Exhibition Building.
Obverse, handwritten: Melbourne June 19th
Reverse, text: POST CARD.; THIS SPACE MAY BE USED FOR COMMUNICATION; FOR WRITING ADDRESS ONLY
Reverse, handwritten: This is a good one/ of the Exhibition,/ isnt it? This set/ is one of the best/ I have seen, one of/ Robt Jolly's publication/ I got it at the Bazaar/ Gertie.; J.B. Roberts/ c/o Mrs Skillman/ 52 Penn Rd Villas/ Holloway/ London N.
Publisher: Robert Jolley, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, post 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, post 1905
Addressed To: J Roberts, England, Great Britain, post 1905
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, post 1905
References: See Cook, David. 'Picture Postcards in Australia 1898-1920' pp138- 139 for info re Robert Jolley.

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